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Gravid Heterometrus spinifer?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Ewok, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    I have a female Heterometrus spinifer which I am not sure if she is gravid or fat.I have had her for about a month and a half but in the last week or so I've noticed her going from healthy and slim to pleasently plump. She hasn't eaten a lot lately, well not that I know of . I was looking through pictutures of gravid scorpions and looks like her.Is it posible for her to of been pregnant a month and half ago when I bought her and took this long to show it? She was the only scorpion that was ever in the cage at the pet store. I'll post a pic later of her.
  2. cashewman1

    cashewman1 Arachnobaron

    If it had no other scorps in the cage wouldnt it just be fat?
  3. franco

    franco Arachnosquire Old Timer

    how big is she? if she's not mature, it could be a molt
  4. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    she is about 3", not including the tail, I was thinking she probably just fat too, since crickets probably crawl on to her side of the divided cage and eats them when I am not looking. That would be cool if it is a premolt as i have never seen a scorpion molt.
  5. canadianscorp

    canadianscorp Arachnodemon

    could deffinately be preparing for a molt. crank the temp and the humidity up for a week or two, if it is preparing to molt this will help the scorp with the process. also try not feeding the scorp for a couple weeks, if it stays the same size then youll know.
  6. emmille

    emmille Arachnobaron

    just want to ask

    how long would that couple of weeks be? 2 weeks? 3 weeks? 4? :? :? :?

    thanks :} :} :}