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Need ID and help :(

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by MantidMaster, Mar 20, 2017.

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    image.jpg I found a scorpion under a log in San Diego County, and I want to know the species, basic care, and if it might be gravid or just fat. Thanks!
     
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  2. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Looks to be Hadrurus arizonensis (pallidus)
     
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  3. Bump! Not really, but this is urgent! I need the specific care requirements and whether or not it is pregnant!
     
  4. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    No expert but looks like a desert hairy to me
     
  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Looks like a plump Desert Hairy to me. Ten gallon tank. Sand and hide. Low humidity. Maybe lightly mist once a month. Small water dish. Don't expect it to molt.
     
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  6. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    It looks pregnant to be honest, but I'm not sure. Keep us updated!
     
  7. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    @RTTB Mine has looked "pre molt" for about 2 months now. I got it SUPER fat and dull very sluggish but it kept eating. Until 3 days ago it started to reject food

    What are the issues with these molting?
     
  8. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    He looks like hese about to burst
     

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  9. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    it might actually have a parasite....
     
  10. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

  11. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    Well, i don't know, but inverts with parasites are like a balloon so i think it might be. Don't kill it, because you never know, it just looks like it.
     
  12. Christianb96

    Christianb96 Arachnoknight

    @ArachnoDrew if you look really close in the first picture it looks like you can see the new carapace underneath.
     
  13. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yea that's why I believe he is in pre molt but I hear many people talk about how these have issues molting in captivity. Why?
     
  14. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ide hate to come home to a badly molted or dead little guy
     
  15. Christianb96

    Christianb96 Arachnoknight

    I don't really know, I'd say because it's a dessert species but not all dessert species have trouble molting.
     
  16. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Word has it that it's rare for them to molt in captivity.
     
  17. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Rare??? So they just die off most of the time as juvis in captivity? . This makes me worried about em now
     
  18. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I believe they can be long lived in captivity.
     
  19. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    When adults I'm sure yea. But look at him hese a balloon and his new exo is clearly visible. I cant imagine hell survive not being able to mol having to stay like this....... he just started to reject food and flick it away with his tail. Makes me think hese getting closer to "needing" the molt
     
  20. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I hope the molt happens without any complications.
     
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