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Help! My Arizona bark scorpion just had babies!

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ArizonaAmanda, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. ArizonaAmanda

    ArizonaAmanda Arachnopeon

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    So I just got a new Arizona bark scorpion.. I put her in her enclosure, alone, because she was so large, larger than my other Arizona bark scorpions. I came home from work the next day, and she is covered in babies.. I can't find much information on the topic.. I know they will stay on the mother's back until their first molt and then they will climb down.. I am under the impression I will then need to remove them and and put them in their own enclosure away from other larger scorpions.. .. other than that I have no idea what to do.. I've kept a cricket in with the mother, to try and make sure she doesn't get hungry and eat the babies.. ( she's left in alone so far) .. once they come off her back and I move them out of the tank I have no idea what to feed them.. it's very hard to find Pinhead crickets but I think I could probably order some from somewhere.. however I watched aa Youtub video where a guy said that crickets with baby scorpions was a bad idea, as they have been known to nibble on other invertebrates, and can cause harm to the babies. Please help, any and all information would be appreciated.. I have several other Arizona bark scorpions, but I've only had them for a short time and these are my first species... I was not planning on having a brood anytime soon..... I keep my males and females apart... Please help and thank you!!!! Thank you again for your time and help in advance.
     
  2. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnopeon

    May i suggest you to get some B.Lateralis nymphs for the scorplings, i think they are the best for them since they are small, very active, much nutritious and will run instead of fighting. For the mother, while the scorplings are still on her back you should give her a pre-killed
    adult roach/cricket everyday. If she doesn't touch it, just leave it for a day then replace it again with a new pre-killed feeder for the next day to reduce the chance of mites.

    Hope it helps... ;)
     
  3. Buthoscorpio

    Buthoscorpio Arachnopeon Active Member

    Thermobia domestica is ideal to raise scorpions. They are easy to breed, dont reproduce when escaped, are well accepted as food by the scorpions and they are not able to harm scorplings.
     
  4. ArizonaAmanda

    ArizonaAmanda Arachnopeon

    Hi.. this might sound stupid.. but I how do I prefer kill the roach or cricket.. I have both... The Roche's are doubious Roche's ( sure I spelled that wrong)
     
  5. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnopeon

    What do you mean?
     
  6. Jonathan159

    Jonathan159 Arachnosquire Active Member

    To pre-kill a feeder just crush the head slightly with your feeding tongs. At first you may kill the feeder or not injure it enough and it will still be super active. Once you do it a few times you'll get a "feel" for how much pressure to use. Pre-killing just makes it a lot easier for your scorpions to catch the feeder and is also great for skittish scorpions that tend to run and be very weary of prey.
     
  7. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    I wouldn't keep any live feeders in with the mother while she has babies on board.
     
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  8. Don't keep feeders with the mother while the babies are on her back. It can cause her to eat her brood. Now then, congrats on the surprise babies ^_^. So, you have a few choices available. Once the babies are off Moms back you can let them cannibalize each other or you can separate them in individual condiment cups and sell them to ppl or keep them till they get bigger and do a communal setup. As long as you have food small enough for the babies, you shouldn't have any issues of the babies not eating. If you do decide to keep them individually, mist about once a week one side of the container and feed about 1-2 times a week.
     
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  9. ArizonaAmanda

    ArizonaAmanda Arachnopeon

    Ok... So no live feeder... Hmmm.... She is in protective mode... So I doubt she will tong feed.. I had thought maybe dubia roaches since they don't tend to attack the scorpion... But they just bury them selves in the sand... I try putting the tiniest cricket in for an hour, and then I take it out... Nothing... So does she just not eat while they are on her back? Also will they for sure canablise each other if they are in the same enclousure? I really don't want to keep the babies... I don't feel advanced enough to care for them properly. I thought to just release them when they climb down.. ( I live in Arizona, in a suburb of Phoenix) I'd love to find someone to give them too... But I don't know anyone... Most people think I'm crazy for having them....
     
  10. ArizonaAmanda

    ArizonaAmanda Arachnopeon

    Sorry... Typo.. I mean prekill
     
  11. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    She will be fine without food until the babies climb off and go on their way.

    If you want to release them that is fine. They are self sufficient after their first molt.
     
  12. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnopeon

    i usually just crush them (but not entirely killing them) and removing some of there legs. Seems brutal but, yeah. lol