- Tongue Flicker wrote:
- It does sound like mites but when i clicked the link, it seems like you have a case of mycosis. A dreaded fungal infection. There's a thread here that tackles that. Basically what you do is keep your scorps dry so the fungi can dry out but the tricky part is that emps like it moist
Please explain why you say mycosis???
That is NOT mycosis
, I am sorry I dont want to be mean, but please refrain from diagnosing a very serious affliction when you are not sure. You can create serious misunderstandings and possibly the wrong advice may harm the scorpion. Please check your facts properly.
Because that is just a normal Emperor underside but with a bad case of mites.
Mycosis in forest scorpions is extremely rare, because the scorpion itself tolerates very high humidity.
Desert species do not tolerate high humidity and are very susceptible to mycosis.
THIS is a serious case of mycosis, I know because this scorpion was mine.
The fungal infection creates necrotic tissue which eventually dies of.
First, seperate scorpion and totally clean out enclosure and boil/freeze all decorations to exterminate mites.
This is what I would do, some things I read some things I would do out of my own experience:
You may try the following:
- Pick the scorpion up by the tail if you are not experienced use padded tongs.
- Use a moist paint brush and gently brush of all the mites.
- Place scorpion in little plastic container, on a paper towel, keep one side dry, and one side slightly moist, the mites will be attracted to the moist side when the scorp becomes drier. And the Emp must be able to drink.
- Make sure you have a little water dish or something for the scorpion, so air humidity is kept a bit higher then bone dry, and repeat procedure with brush.
I hope this helps a bit.
Goodluck and let us know!!