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PostSubject: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 5:19 am

My friend has two scorpions that are about 8 months old maybe older as his friend has the mother so hes had them as soon as they came off the mums back, but they are still only about 1 inch long is that normal?? They are kept in small plastic cricket tubs cos they are still so small seperatly, fed on tiny crickets every 3 days, sprayed daily and are kept warm. With a bark/ terantula substrate. Is that a normal growth rate??
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 5:42 am

What species are they?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 6:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 6:57 am

Emperor scorpions are slow growers and usually take at least a few years to reach adulthood.

Have the babies moulted since they left their mums back?

Also, how big are the tiny crickets and 'kept warm' is fairly useless (right now it's 18c here in the UK and it's boiling (for us Laughing ). In Ghana, this would be quite cool.), could you provide the actual temperature they are kept at?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 9:42 am

Just spotted you're thread over on RFUK. So you'll also be enjoying this ''boiling'' weather lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 9:49 am

I would say temp is around 30c on average. That's what he told me anyway also the have the tiny ones about 5mm long
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 11:07 am

Well they are slow growers if you can post a picture or describe the enclosures a bit more. These are tropical species they need to be kept on moist peat or cocofiber.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/6/2013, 11:34 am

I sent him over to you guys as I knew you'd help out Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/24/2013, 4:43 am

Sorry for very late reply here is a few pics



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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/24/2013, 10:53 am

Well the enclosure is wrong. You want to keep him in a few inches of peat or cocofiber dampended so that it' s moist to the touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/24/2013, 11:35 am

It's the tarantula substrate. Would the wrong substrate stop them from growing?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion not growing?   5/24/2013, 1:27 pm

It's growing I can see the plates seperating in the picture, not clear but it looks like it. BUt yes not keeping the scorpion the way you should might effect growth and can even kill you scorpion. Change it ASAP./
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