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Calling all Hadrurus arizonensis keepers or better yet... experts

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by parabuthus, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Nazgul

    Nazgul Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    Hi,

    small spots sometimes occur in wc specimens and don´t necessarily mean the scorpion is going to die. Only if it spreads rapidly the infected specimen will die sooner or later.

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    It's been the same since I got her, not spreading. I am not too worried about it at this point. The scorp came with it.
     
  3. fusion121

    fusion121 Arachnoking Old Timer

    UK
    If you don't separate into individual containers them there’s a high chance they will eat each other, even very communal species will happily eat siblings during moults and this species is not renowned for its communality. Most people found individual tubs to work really well for scorplings as they let you easily change the conditions quickly and save allot of space. (though burrowing can be a problem)

    Very nifty pictures of the scorplings by the way, beautiful species.
     
  4. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Yeah I realise this. I've kept them together for as long as possible to get them successfully through the first two molts. I think it is probably time to start seperating them now. I just ordered some new gear in light of this; I don't fancy putting them in small tubs, you see.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  5. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I flung in a few small hoppers today, and a feeding frenzy erupted. Up they came from their burrows and they are getting BIG...

    Again, I counted 5 at any one time, but I tossed in alot of feeders (8 or so) and they were all dispersed within minutes... :?

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  6. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I just saw 7 scorplings all out at the same time, and I am sure there are MORE from observing them, and individuals appearing from different parts of the set-up. I am very happy about this. A couple look like they are going to molt again soon, and are spending alot of time in the moist corner of the tank. I will seperate them shortly.
     
  7. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Well, they are all now very fat (except for one) and the fat ones are out of sight in their burrows. Some have dug their own burrows and have sealed themselves in, so I guess a molt could be on the way. I'll keep you all informed. So far, so good.

    The thinner scorpling is still out and about alot, it needs to feed up alot more.

    They are very bold and aggressive compared to my B. jacksoni 2nd instars. And ofcourse alot bigger too!
     
  8. TheNothing

    TheNothing Arachnoprince Old Timer

    thanks man
    good luck
    and keep up the good work
    this is proving to be a great thread
     
  9. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Arachnodemon Old Timer

    man what great pictures of those babys ! i hope they make it that would be incredible ! good like man. :D
     
  10. Runaway987

    Runaway987 Arachnoknight

    Congratulations, this thread was fantastic reading, please continue !!
     
  11. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

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    This is the most recent picture I've taken, of a very plump scorpling in a relatively shallow burrow. It has blocked itself in and has remained in place for three days now. I intend on blasting the enclosure again tonight with a 'monsoon' and partially covering the lid to get humidity back up. I've always left one side of the tank very wet, the middle not so and the other side bone dry and ventilated at all times to give the scorplings a choice of where they want to reside.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  12. Runaway987

    Runaway987 Arachnoknight

    What substrate mix are you using? Looks good!

    I think the desert hairies mesomorph composition is beautiful. With the telson and tail and pincers in a nice ratio to each other.

    Stringy looking tails and tiny pincers put me off...
     
  13. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Yes, they are great looking scorps! My favourite species at this point and the most entertaining too. I have to hold back from feeding my adult female, she is ravenous!

    Also, as far as the substrate goes, it is a mix of two...

    Red Desert Sand (Exo Terra)
    Calci Sand (T Rex - Bone Aid)

    The Calci sand is ofcourse much denser with larger particles. I mix both substrates, probably 3 parts desert sand to 1 or 2 parts calci sand. Wet and compact it tightly. It has lasted for months, including extensive burrowing from the mother and now by several scorplings.

    I have two other set-ups ready. One has black desert sand and black calci sand. Looks real nice :D. And it will be easy to see the scorps.
     
  14. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    As I said, all the scorplings are very fat now and approaching the second molt. Here is a recent picture of one (I took it last night):

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  15. brachy

    brachy Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice and fat scorp :D. Congrats. What kind of material of ground use you ??
     
  16. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    See the post above the pic ;).
     
  17. brachy

    brachy Arachnobaron Old Timer

    oops
    Sory. :8o .I m blind.
     
  18. Mr.Scorpion

    Mr.Scorpion Arachnobaron Old Timer

    You seem to be doing great! All the little scorplings seem to be happy. I love that picture of all the little guys under the burrow. I hope they turn out fine, great pleasure reading this thread through.
     
  19. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Like I always say... ALWAYS USE A LID! :D

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    Albeit, the walls could do with a wipe down as they are covered in substrate from all my escavating earlier in the process...
     
  20. Prymal

    Prymal Arachnoking Old Timer

    Parabuthus-

    Awesome job so far and thank you for keeping all of us up-tp-date with your progress and that of the scorplings which, are looking very robust and healthy! I'm keeping notes as I hope to breed my gals in the future, especially my pallidus variants. Good luck for continued success!

    Luc
     
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