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Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by errit, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. errit

    errit Arachnolord Old Timer

    Lately my male P. leiosoma is very inactive. it doesn't come out of its hide.
    I have noticed that he has become obviously more phat then since i got him. even though am not overfeeding. I was thinking that it could be premolt. but i was almost sure that he was allready mature.

    So what is the behaviour of males leiosoma's when they are premolt :confused:

    Oh, by the way, it is not pregnant because it definitly is a male specimen ;)
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2004
  2. RaZeDaHeLL666

    RaZeDaHeLL666 Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Do you keep it warm? When a scorpion is cold, it slow down him metabolism therefor it digests much slowely. Thats could be why hes fat! And inactive. If hes kept at a good temp then i dunno!
  3. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer


    see, you answered your own question :p
  4. errit

    errit Arachnolord Old Timer

    You really know how to open someone's eyes :p ;)
    But still i really thought that it had matured allready and wouldn't have too molt anymore.
    But if it will molt, then how long will this proces take

    And i am keeping it warm enough at about 29 degrees celsius.
  5. fusion121

    fusion121 Arachnoking Old Timer

    It may not be pre-moult, scorpions tend be seasonal creatures with periods of inactivity, your scorpion may simply be obeying it natural bio-rhythms.
  6. errit

    errit Arachnolord Old Timer

    some kind of wintersleep?
  7. fusion121

    fusion121 Arachnoking Old Timer

    Yes, not complete hibernation but a decrease in activity. Its not definitely the case, but its a possibility.