Baby scorpion crawled to mothers stomach?

ScorpSarah

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Hello,
My C. Sculpturatus just gave birth about a week ago. I've noticed the babies are more active and one even crawled onto the mothers stomach. I've already had some losses (pretty sure she ate a few) so I'm wondering if I'm getting close to needing to remove them? I work full time so it is a little hard to keep and eye on them. They are still on the mother for now though, but they are moving a lot more. This is my first time dealing with scorplings from birth so any advice is appreciated :D they also have white fuzz looking stuff on their tails... but I'm guessing that's poop. It did alarm me when I first noticed it though lol
 

darkness975

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Hello,
My C. Sculpturatus just gave birth about a week ago. I've noticed the babies are more active and one even crawled onto the mothers stomach. I've already had some losses (pretty sure she ate a few) so I'm wondering if I'm getting close to needing to remove them? I work full time so it is a little hard to keep and eye on them. They are still on the mother for now though, but they are moving a lot more. This is my first time dealing with scorplings from birth so any advice is appreciated :D they also have white fuzz looking stuff on their tails... but I'm guessing that's poop. It did alarm me when I first noticed it though lol
Unless there is a glaring problem, it is best to leave them alone until they detach from her back on their own.
 

ScorpSarah

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One of the baby scorpions left the mom, not sure if it fell off but it's taking shelter in some peatmoss near the mom. Should I remove it and place it in a separate container?
 

ArachnoDrew

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They will naturally start to crawl off. If you can safely house it separately then shouldn't be a problem. All the babies molt to 2i ?
 
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