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New beginnings

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Extensionofgreen, Jul 16, 2017 at 5:36 PM.

  1. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire Active Member

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    So, as I've mentioned, I'm just getting back into scorpions and other arachnids after a 10 year hiatus and today I had my first "reward". I know it's a common event, as our collections get larger (I'm up to 28, with more on the way), but it's exciting to me, nonetheless! One of my H.jayakari left me this gift, after just having come to live with me in the last month. I suspected the scorpion was in premolt, so now that it has finished, it is comforting to know I still have good instincts.
     

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  2. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hottentotta is such a rewarding genus of the buthid scorpions to keep. Congratulations! How many instars in is it now?
     
  3. I always love it when one of my scorpions molt. It only happens when I'm at a concert though. :shifty:
     
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  4. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire Active Member

    I'm guessing this puts them at the 5th or 6th instar, but I don't recall what instar they came to me as. They were well started and at least 1 1/4-1 1/2" long already. They easily take adult crickets.
     
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  5. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnopeon Active Member

    I have a bunch of Hottentotta that I have no idea which instar they are. Makes it a little difficult to keep good records, but it's still fun to see them grow! Guessing instars is always tough!
     
  6. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire Active Member

    It would be nice if they increased their tail segments with each molt, like tree rings or rattlesnake rattles. Lol
     
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  7. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnopeon Active Member

    That would make it convenient, but would make for a wicked metasoma to deal with!! Heck, I don't even want to imagine that.
     
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