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Growth rate of Heterometrus laoticus

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by StartingZulu, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. StartingZulu

    StartingZulu Arachnopeon

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    So i got heterometrus laoticus at my local reptile show in september as a scorpling. Its been quite a few months now and there hasnt been any molting yet. Is this normal or would it be something to do with its enclousure
     
  2. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnosquire

    Asian forest scorpions are really slow growers, H. swammerdami for me is the slowest. Expect 2-4 months maybe? for lower instars. As for the enclosure, someone who knows a lot with these things taught me that there should always be a hide and only mist half of the substrate.
     
  3. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

  4. kingofall

    kingofall Arachnosquire

    How did you get H. Swammerdami?
     
  5. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnosquire

    Bought them from someone ofcourse. I know they are a bit rare but it will always depend on where you live. I live in South east asia.
     
  6. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnosquire

    Yeah and how i often do you feed, like what @ArachnoDrew asked. It greatly affects on how fast will your scorpion molt.
     
  7. kingofall

    kingofall Arachnosquire

    That explains a lot. I live in South Carolina U.S.A. so I've never seen the sold here.
     
  8. AP34

    AP34 Arachnosquire

    As they're ectothermic, you can expedite their growth a bit by keeping the enclosure on the warmer side (~90 F/32 C).
     
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