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Getting these bicolors!

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by JMurphy97, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. JMurphy97

    JMurphy97 Arachnopeon

    I should be getting these nice little devils next wednesday from thiscodia! Seeing how small and young how long should I expect to wait til I'm able to see if I can get a breeding pair?

  2. It depends on how well you can see, LOL

    You need to count the teeth on the pectines and at that size if you can count them your eyes are alot better than mine LOL

    BTW, raise them separately or you wont need to worry about what their sex is ;)
  3. JMurphy97

    JMurphy97 Arachnopeon

    Do you have to pick them up to see? I'll be keeping them in their own critter keeper or shoe box by the way.
  4. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    You can put them in a clear container and snap a pic from underneath.
  5. hotbugs62

    hotbugs62 Arachnosquire

    COOL! I bred those back in '93. Temps and feeding play a part in how fast they grow too. I sold all my babies before they reached adults so I'm not quite sure how long it takes but some did grow faster than others even with the same care.
  6. Probably in the 8 - 12 month range if they grow fast.

    I had LQ's smaller than that (2i). My success is by feeding to excess (I started with wingless fruit flies, and pinheads).

    Do not put a water dish in the tank unless you mostly fill it with sand. These little jewels will go right in and drown.

    The flies crawl right out of the tank, the pinheads die off fast due to the low humidity. But I recommend them both. And it's real easy to keep the fly culture going.

    I can't really see how handling these would be good at this point. Unless you have a really decent closeup lens, you will have trouble looking at the underside. But the clear plastic container is the way to do it if you must.

    Nice looking scorpions. Enjoy!
  7. Xaranx

    Xaranx Arachnoprince

    When doing mine I just put them in an empty 2.5g aquarium and then put a glass bowl over them to keep them still.
  8. Snake_Eyes

    Snake_Eyes Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Awesome, I've always wanted bicolors.