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My Uroplectes Family

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Scorpionluva, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Sorry, that wasn't all that specific was it? Definitely struggling with words without the coffee today lol :dead:. I've had a couple species in the past that were too small, so I'd mortally wound a roach (usually tear it in half so it's an appropriate size) and feed those to the slings. Worked incredibly well with my Liocheles and some of the arboreal buthids. Roach still twitches enough to be interesting so the scorps will usually go for them. One of my Liocheles got greedy after a couple molts and would grab a half in each claw before running off to eat.
     
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  2. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    no worries i figured thats what ya meant by it. Ive had a colony of lateralis for awhile so even though its rough trying to find all the 1 day olds in the tub to use for feeders i never had to rip them apart and feed that way
     
  3. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnobaron

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    You have really beautiful Uroplectes. So much different from mine and I have some of the sames species ;)
    I recently had 60 little olivaceus, all from the same mom. She gave me two broods so far.
     
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  4. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Wow 60 from any species of uroplectes is a HUGE brood ! Congrats
    Which area are yours from ? Mine are the Mozambique locale but im always looking for the other locales also
     
  5. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnobaron

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    My olivaceus are from an area called Marloth Park in Mpumalanga province ZA
     
  6. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Ahh you have the "RSA" locale which is the locale ive been looking for. Less brown and yellow colors on them but appear blue in right light or at certain instars unless the pics i saw of them were altered but still thats an enormous brood so again Congrats !
     
  7. brolloks

    brolloks Arachnobaron

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    Thanks
    They do actually look blue under the right light.

    Here is a picture of the mother with her first brood:
    http://arachnoboards.com/gallery/uroplectes-olivaceus.40674/

    She had about 40+ in this brood and dropped a second brood about 3-4 months later
     
  8. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

  9. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnosquire Active Member

    Love Uroplectes! Great pictures! Do you have adult U. otjimbinguensis?
     
  10. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Thanks i love them too :)
    Unfortunately i only have (3) 3i U. Otjimbinguensis so far but looking for more !
     
  11. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Well i believe this otjimbingensis was a 2i when i got it but molted today
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  12. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    I do now :)
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    I just got a 2.2.6 group of them and this female looks gravid already so hopefully I'll have some soon to offer
     
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  13. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    Love this genus! Unfortunately, I only have one out of 4 left of my 2i U.vittatus. They are as touchy as A.bicolor, in my care. Not sure what they don’t like here, but the remaining one is fat and sassy and I love the colors.
     
  14. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    This is my favorite genus for sure :)
    That stinks you lost 3 of your 4 vittatus though. Where did you get your vittatus from ? They seem to be 1 of the hardiest species of uroplectes I've kept. Chubbi and otjimbinguensis seem to be sensitive as 2i's as I've lost a few of each already
    I still have all my babies from my vittatus brood
    ( except 6 that went to Brandon) most are 3i now but I think 6 are still 2i.
     
  15. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    Mine were purchased from a seller in the states, from Europeon stock. I keep them on granite sand and excavator clay, at 82F, with a day and night light cycle, a hide, and once every 2 weeks, I drip a few drops of water in one spot that dries in hours. I feed cricket legs, crushed roach nymphs, and occasionally tiny mealworms.
     
  16. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    I keep about 1/4-1/3 of the sub moist for all my uroplectes species at most times. If kept too dry- they are prone to dying quickly. Once adult most won't require much moisture but growing up they seem to need it quite frequently
     
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  17. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    That’s good information to know, since I was accused of overwatering some desert scorplings of other genera. I tread carefully with watering desert species and try to do so once or twice a month.