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  1. FrankiePinchinatti

    UV light

    It does stress them out a bit so I would not recommend leaving it on for extended periods regularly. Once in a while is fine, like when you are showing them off for visitors or taking pictures but try not to make it a daily routine.
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    New Scorpion

    1.5" not including tail? If so, then I'd guess probably about another 4-ish molts, and most likely longer than a year, probably closer to 2.
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    Interested in scorpions!!! Have questions

    Depends on what your room temperature is and what species you plan on keeping. While there are a few species that come from more temperate climates and prefer low 70s, unfortunately many of them come from tropical forests or deserts and need a bit of heat to do well. I see you're in Georgia so...
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    P imperator bangs claws

    Yeah that's pretty normal. Most of mine actually spend the majority of their time sitting exactly like that, in a little half dug out hole in the corner.
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    Time between molts?

    Time between molts varies quite a bit. Things that affect it are species, temperature, frequency of feedings, age and just genetic randomness. I'm sure with some of the fast growing species kept under optimal conditions scorplings molt every month or so when they are young, versus some...
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    Scorpion tank size

    You guys don't have brick and mortar pet stores over there that sell fish tanks? Or you could check something like craigslist (I don't know if you have that there or not) or facebook marketplace to see if someone is selling used ones, here they are practically giving them away...
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    Scorpion tank size

    You are probably severely overthinking things. You could save quite a bit of money and just get a plain 10 gallon tank. Most scorpions are not at all picky with their enclosure, just make sure they have plenty of moist coco fiber, a bit of heat and a place to hide. After that the only...
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    Breeding dermestid beetles

    So I got a few dermestid larvae and one beetle from a cricket shipment and I was thinking of putting them in my dubia bin as a cleanup crew. I was worried they were just going to get lost in the bin and wouldn't be able to reproduce so I was hoping to start them in a separate enclosure and then...
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    P imperator bangs claws

    I was just about to say something similar but you beat me to it. There may be some illegal imports going on, but if so, it is on such a small scale that it wouldn't affect prices like the days they were going for $10. The last few expos that I've been to didn't even have any adult emperors...
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    P imperator bangs claws

    Well certainly looks like imperator to me, you got a great deal then! As far as being gravid, it doesn't look like it to me but if she keeps getting bigger then that may be it. Of course if you post a pic of the underside we may find out it's actually a he, then you definitely wouldn't have to...
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    spider ID, found in shipment of crickets

    Bingo! I knew I would find the help I needed here! Couldn't find any info on their care though. For now I'm just going to mimic a cricket bin since that's where they are usually found :rofl:
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    spider ID, found in shipment of crickets

    As title states, this spider was hiding in an egg crate in a cricket shipment. Pretty small guy, total leg span of maybe 1/2" or a tad bigger. Almost looks sort of brown recluse-ish, but not quite, maybe a relative?
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    G. pulchra not growing

    I knew going into it that they were slow growing. I just wanted to know if my conditions are optimal for them so that I am getting their naturally slow growth rate or am I adding additional growth stunting factors on top of that. Basically, is feeding it a carapace sized roach every 4-5 days a...
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    Please help me sex my Hadogenes Paucidens...

    I'm pretty sure they follow the same sexual dimorphism as the plain flat rocks, so in that case then this looks very male to me.
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    sand around emperor scorpion stinger with images

    Regarding the differences between the two. I believe AFS are a bit more active, more defensive (and thus more prone to pinching and/or stinging) and slightly smaller. So usually comes down to personal preference on whether you'd like to handle them or want something more active in the tank to...
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    sand around emperor scorpion stinger with images

    Yes, definitely heterometrus (Asian forest scorpion). Here is a picture showing the easiest way to tell them apart.
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    sand around emperor scorpion stinger with images

    I agree with the advice above, and I have nothing to add there. Just wanted to mention that that is not an emperor scorpion, it looks like some heterometrus species, although that doesn't change any of the care advice since they are so similar.
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    G. pulchra not growing

    I've had my ~1" G. pulchra for about 3.5 months now. In the beginning it was eating like a beast, I was feeding it roaches almost the size of its carapace every day. Its abdomen was of course very big and shiny so I started cutting back to once every 4-5 days. The bedding is dry coco fiber...
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    Giving superworms another shot, but had some questions

    So over a year ago I bought a 50 pack of superworms to feed my scorpions, but they didn't seem to be fans of them. I decided to try breeding them because, hey, I already had them and they weren't going to get eaten, so why not? I threw them in a bin of oatmeal, separated them out to pupate...
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    Emperor Scorpion Behavior - Sitting on each other

    They do that a lot. I have a few hides for my colony, but often times they all pack under the same one. I will lift up a half log hide and there will be a half log shaped block of scorpions underneath. They are weirdos, but I love them.