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molting question

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Chilobrachys, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Chilobrachys

    Chilobrachys Arachnoknight

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    from what i understand scorpions only take about 7 molts (depending on species) to reach full size. what i was wondering since ive never had one molt before is if the grow drastically after molting. unlike the tarantulas ive had who have molted many times before reaching their fulls size and post molt grew just a little every time.
     
  2. inverts

    inverts Arachnobaron

    Here are some images of a few of my scorpions after molting. You can judge the size difference yourself.

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  3. dairy

    dairy Arachnoknight

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    I'm not sure I understand what you're asking :?

    If you scroll down in the thread linked below there's a picture of a soon-to-molt and a just-molted scorp side by side. It shows the size difference fairly well.

    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=135931

    Once they're done their final molt and become mature (someone correct me if I'm wrong) there is no growth. If they eat a lot they'll get a little fatter, or if they're gravid.