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How long does it take a scorp to harden after molting?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by x Mr Awesome x, Jun 1, 2010.

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    I'm having a scorp shipped to me but it molted last night. How long should I wait before giving the go ahead to ship?
     
  2. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Seems like a week would be OK(?), two weeks for sure(imo)
     
  3. basically when ever it looks hard enough.
     
  4. saxman146

    saxman146 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Wait for two weeks or until it begins to eat again. The main concern is to make sure that it will not get dehydrated during shipment.
     
  5. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    In general it takes a week for the new exoskeleton to harden...Just molted scorpions cannot be shipped, because the chance of survival is low.
     
  6. That is kind of what I was thinking. I requested to have the scorp shipped on Monday. I may move it to Tuesday just to be safe. Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it and I know the scorp does too!!!


    -ben