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Healthy, gravid, or just plain overweight?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Marcus D, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Marcus D

    Marcus D Arachnopeon

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    I have an H. arizonensis that I just aqquired and I have no idea if she's gravid or just overweight. I'll provide some pictures. Any help will he greatly appreciated!!!!
     

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  2. Jayvicularia

    Jayvicularia Arachnopeon

    That's what my P. Imperator looked like before giving birth. Her sides were very stretched as this scorpion in your pics looks. Hopefully she is gravid. Nice scorpion either way.
     
  3. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoknight Active Member

  4. Marcus D

    Marcus D Arachnopeon

    Thank you. I'm very new to this site. I can use all the advice I can get lol
     
  5. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnosquire Active Member

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    There is a "Scorpions" section of the forum where you may get more help. Just scroll down on the home page past the "Tarantulas" section :)

    Edit: I need to finish my coffee before I start posting :hilarious:
     
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  6. Marcus D

    Marcus D Arachnopeon

    I thought that's what I clicked. ,
     
  7. Arachnopets

    Arachnopets Arachnoboards Team Staff Member

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    It's now moved to the appropriate section. ;)
     
  8. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Looks to be premolt to me. The metasoma in an adult Hadrurus arizonensis is usually much bigger.
     
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  9. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    Not unheard of
     
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  10. CWilson1351

    CWilson1351 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Looks like pre-molt to me as well.
     
  11. Marcus D

    Marcus D Arachnopeon

    so shes not gravid?
     
  12. CWilson1351

    CWilson1351 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Without knowing what happened before you got her, it is possible she's gravid. However I've seen a couple of fat pre-molt H arizonensis before that looked the same. Plus yours does look a little small overall, could be fully grown but I'd bet there's at least one more molt before full maturity.