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Is my scorpion constipated or just fat?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by fullmetalcommunist, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. fullmetalcommunist

    fullmetalcommunist Arachnopeon Active Member

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    This is my Asian forest scorpion (sold as h spinifer from a pet shop but I've been told he could be h longissimus too). I've been feeding him normal (5 medium crickets a month). He looks really fat. Is this ok?? Should I feed him less? I hope he isn't constipated. He's acting normal, just looks really fat to me. He hasn't molted in like a year . What in tarnation? Is he ok?
     

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  2. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    When mine looked like that, I got 23 surprise scorplings!!
     
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  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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  4. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    It's a HE...
     
  5. fullmetalcommunist

    fullmetalcommunist Arachnopeon Active Member

    Omg!! He (she??) Hasn't been kept communally for over a year. Is that possible? :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
     
  6. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    If it's a wild caught female, & many of these are very high percentage are, it's entirely possible. In captivity they get fed regularly and have good conditions. Therefore the pregnancy doesn't get suspended or absorbed and progresses.

    The other possibility is that it's gonna molt soon. However, yours looks awfully close to an adult size & I'm slightly leaning towards pregnancy.
     
  7. Alex99

    Alex99 Arachnosquire Active Member

    My pandinus spp got what I thought was overweight as well and I was surprised with a brood..
     
  8. fullmetalcommunist

    fullmetalcommunist Arachnopeon Active Member

    Assuming he's pregnant, what do I need to know or do to prepare?
     
  9. fullmetalcommunist

    fullmetalcommunist Arachnopeon Active Member

    She was communal at the pet store I got her from, not wild caught to my knowledge but I don't really know
     
  10. Alex99

    Alex99 Arachnosquire Active Member

    For right now keep her stress free and keep feeding her well and making sure the temp and humidity levels are high. Until she actually gives birth that's really it.
     
  11. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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