Centruroides mating question

John Bokma

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Does anyone know how the motion the male makes before the mating is called? My C. flavopictus males seem to do this, they walk a little, and then make a kind of shaking rapid movement with their body (length wise). I am sure it's part of the mating behavior, just wondering if it has a name (I call it body shock :-D).

edit: In the following movie you can see the male C. gracilis do it just a little in the very beginning (4-5 secs into the movie): http://youtube.com/watch?v=nd3IHiSjJQw
 
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Ryan C.

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Hi John,

I believe its commonly called juddering. Used for communication, and maybe some other things I can't remember right now. :eek:


Cheers,
Ryan
 

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My male C.limbatus was doing it quite a bit when I introduced him to my female last week. Unfortunately every time he tried to grab her she would decide she wasn't having any of it :(.
 

Brian S

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My male C.limbatus was doing it quite a bit when I introduced him to my female last week. Unfortunately every time he tried to grab her she would decide she wasn't having any of it :(.
That is often a sign that she could have already been inseminated.
 

John Bokma

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I had the same last night (ha ha) when I introduced a male C. flavopictus to a female. He started to judder like crazy. She pushed him away, friendly, drank water, and when he came again, she pushed him again away with her tail. So I hope she's already pregnant.

I filmed the juddering and pushing part, now I have to check out how to use YouTube :)
 

froeps

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don't you have an other female where you can try to breed with?
you can try this:
put them after a week back together after you feed them well and let them for a week of 2 together they will breed if she isn't allready gravid ;)
I did the same thing with my c. arctimanus

btw very nice centruroides species you have hope you can breed them and if you sell some put me on the list :} :D
 

kahoy

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Does anyone know how the motion the male makes before the mating is called? My C. flavopictus males seem to do this, they walk a little, and then make a kind of shaking rapid movement with their body (length wise). I am sure it's part of the mating behavior, just wondering if it has a name (I call it body shock :-D).

edit: In the following movie you can see the male C. gracilis do it just a little in the very beginning (4-5 secs into the movie): http://youtube.com/watch?v=nd3IHiSjJQw

Scorpfanatic's video LOL!!!



I once kept my male C.gracilis together, and they love to have some fun every other night... unfortunately, they didnt last long, so i bought some from walton... :D
 
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