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Abnormal behaviour with Hadrurus Arisonensis

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Graeme, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Graeme

    Graeme Arachnopeon

    Hi, this is my first post to this group. I'm currently having quite an alarming issue with my Giant Desert Hairy scorpion, I've had him just over 2 weeks and was already at a juvenile stage. For the first two weeks he was fine, doing what desert hairy scorps do, then 4 days ago he started acting very strangely by stamping his feet on the sand and running backwards, then it got worse to the point of him seeming to be paralyzed, his legs are tucked underneath him and his tail is bent the opposite way due him straining to move, it looks like he is wincing in pain. So just wondering if anyone else has ever had a similar experience with this species and if so what should I do? Thanks
  2. Mini8leggedfreak

    Mini8leggedfreak Arachnoknight Active Member

    I’ve never had this happen but just from reading other posts....
    1. Did you feed it any insects that you got outside?
    2. Is it possible it came in contact with pesticides? Was anything sprayed with n the house?
    3. Was it wild caught? (Possible parasite)
  3. darkness975

    darkness975 the sun grows ever darker Arachnosupporter

    Post some pictures of what it currently looks like