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15 baby scorps need some help

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Josh88, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

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    So I'm in Houston Texas I purchased a yellow legged ground burrowing scorpion from a pet store about 3 months ago, now about 2 weeks ago it had 15 babies. I'm not capable of caring for that many, I contacted the pet store and they said they would take them but I'd rather not give them to the pet store because I feel they can't properly care for them, but I haven't found an alternative solution so I thought I would come on here and ask for some advice or suggestions any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Get some small tupperware containers, put some substrate in them and keep them separately. They should be pretty hardy and easy to care for. I would slightly mist once a week when you feed. Feed appropriate sized crickets or roaches. They probably won't eat every week.

    Do you happen to have any pictures? Alternatively you can put up a post in the classifieds section. I would be interested in taking a couple/few.
     
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  3. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

    IMG_20161230_184835854.jpg this was about a week ago they have come off the mother now and I have put them in small individual containers
     
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  4. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Appears that it is an Opistophthalmus sp. I would give the female a mix of peat and sand so that she can burrow. Obviously her having babies is a good sign that conditions are good. Babies will need a bit more moisture so they do not dry out.
     
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  5. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

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    Yah I bought a new substrate for her that says it's designed to let them burrow but I figured I should wait until the scorplings had crawled off so I wouldn't put any extra stress on them, my main things are, I don't know how they are communally so I have them all separated in small containers and I'd like to find people locally to take all or some of them, I'm not really wanting to try to figure out how to ship them and pay for the shipping. The other is I'd like to avoid taking them back to the pet store I got her from. I don't feel that they do a good job taking care of the animals they have there.
     
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  6. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

  7. Pipa

    Pipa Arachnoknight

    Congrats...the babies are nice looking.
     
  8. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Great pics. I would still be interested in getting a few from you if all else fails. If interested PM me and I can walk you through shipping and such!
     
  9. lovebugfarm

    lovebugfarm Arachnopeon

    There is always zookeepers in Austin they will likely trade with you and they produce their own scorpions in store from time to time so they have experience careing for little scorpions. There is a facebook group 8 legs over texas where you might be able to find someone local with experience to take care of some. I would like some I'm in Austin but I know that's a serious drive. Give the facebook group a try.
     
  10. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

    Thanks i didn't know there was a Texas group I'll have to check it out
     
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  11. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

    Hey I may be making that trip to Austin this weekend to zookeepers if I can confirm that they will take the scorpions off my hands hopefully in a trade but you mentioned you would take some how many are you thinking?
     
  12. It's definitely Opistophthalmus, as Brandon said - I think it's most likely O. glabifrons or O. wahlbergii.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  13. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight

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    I'm also in Texas and i'd be interested in some as well if you want. in north SA
     
  14. SwaggerMD

    SwaggerMD Arachnopeon

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    Is be down for a small group if its still available pay for shipping and all
     
  15. Scorpion Luke

    Scorpion Luke Arachnopeon

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    Hey Josh I sent u a message let me know what u think!
     
  16. Josh88

    Josh88 Arachnopeon

    Thanks I ended up giving them to a petstore near by that would actually take care of them pretty well