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Another day another brood.

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by David Burns, May 31, 2006.

  1. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    I was going thru my scorps, feeding and found this. Must be a few days old.

    H.hottentotta
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2006
  2. Scorpfanatic

    Scorpfanatic Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    definately looks like 2nd instars already! nice.. good luck with those!
     
  3. Congrats! They do look like 2nd instar.
     
  4. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoprince Old Timer

    David, you are mass reproducing scorps nowadays...

    congrats
     
  5. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    Congrats! I can't wait till my adult comes in! :D

    Mike
     
  6. I am really jealous. I really want a H. hottentotta. They are parthenogenic right?

    I'm willing to adopt any unwanted babies.{D
     
  7. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    2nd instar IME..


    good luck getting them off her back before she eats them :p
     
  8. Prymal

    Prymal Arachnoking Old Timer

    David,

    Nice lookin' group of "kids".

    Luc
     
  9. JSN

    JSN Arachnodemon

    must be nice....
     
  10. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    Do they not come off there mom's back by themselves?

    Mike
     
  11. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    ah sorry, i meant 1st instar


    they come of at 2nd instar, but H.hottentotta are known to cannibalise young, one of my females ate the whole brood at 1st instar :(
     
  12. Prymal

    Prymal Arachnoking Old Timer

    George,

    I guess making a meal of the "kids" is no biggie when you can drop a load whenever you want!

    Luc
     
  13. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    Ahh, okay George... Thanks for straightening that out.

    Mike
     
  14. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Since this female was checked 4 days before I found her like this, I think they are probably 1st instar. Also this is my second brood of this species (from 2 seperate females.) So I have some experience with what a 2nd instar looks like.

    If she eats them, so be it, I have 4 adult females, so I don't think I will have a shortage of scorplings of this species.
     
  15. canadianscorp

    canadianscorp Arachnodemon

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    yes those are for sure a first instar. they still have that "shinier" exo, after molt 1 , they become more mat looking.

    cheers, steve
     
  16. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince

    congrats! looks great

    dan