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Heterometrus swammerdami maturing

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Galapoheros, May 21, 2012.

  1. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    The swammerdami are hitting their final molt over here, so it seems. So just for the info, it took 3 years and a few months from birth to maturity, that's not too long.
     
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  2. stingray

    stingray Arachnobaron

    Glad to hear it. Hope you have baby swammers soon. We need more of them in the hobby.
     
  3. Yes, nice work and patience.;) Although as you said, that is not too long.
     
  4. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    At first I wanted these really bad. Then not so bad but bought several 2nd instars at a price adults were going for in the EU, didn't think it was a bad deal since I look ahead. I'm glad I did it, they are pretty impressive imo. The one on the left recently matured and is on the small side but still impressive looking to me. The one on the right is going to be a monster compared to the one on the left. It should mature in the next few months. That will be interesting I think, will post it later.

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  5. Hendersoniana

    Hendersoniana Arachnoangel

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    Beautiful! The one on the right sure is going to be monstrous!
     
  6. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

    How many molts???

    Thanks John
     
  7. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I don't know the # of molts, just didn't keep up with it. A couple of big ones are still eating before the last molt, really fat. I'm going to try to be around when they molt in case there are any problems. That would be terrible if I don't have a pair out of the 5.
     
  8. Masurai

    Masurai Arachnobaron Old Timer

    i might have to get me a few lol
     
  9. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

    Do you still have the one with the missing tail segments? I'd be curious to see how it did. I shelled out a bunch of money to get 7 2i??? It looks like 3 years of waiting.
     
  10. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Yeah haha, I typed about that one but didn't know if anybody would remember so I deleted it, it made it, it was the first one to mature. I bought 7 at first also, had some deformities and deaths with the others, bought 2 more later and ended up with 5.
     
  11. RobynTRR

    RobynTRR Arachnosquire

    Wow, that scorpion looks massive! Very cool.