Dead Emperor

ReverendB

Arachnopeon
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Jun 28, 2007
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Had an Emperor die on me this morning. He has been listless for a week or so, he did not burrow or hide, and barely moved. I think it was molting. The humidity was around 80% and the heat 85 degrees, so I dont know what the prob was. He was big, so maybe it was just old age.
 

Jaffster

Arachnoknight
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May 30, 2007
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If he's old then he wasn't molting. Was he fully grown?

Probably old age or natural causes.
 

Thaedion

Arachnoangel
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Nov 20, 2006
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Sorry to hear that it died. I've had 2 die on me so far in 2 years. :(

Pet store emperors are likely wild caught (WC) and are already adults (adults will not moult, emps moult 6 or 7 times to reach adulthood) An emp will reach adulthood in 2 to 3 years and a captive emp can live as long as 8 years (so I've read)

A WC store bought emp is likely an adult, and is likely 4 or more years old already, so once they catch them, pack and ship them, they rarely live longer than 1 to 2 years, some may live longer.

A good practice is to purchase captive bread (CB) scorpions, you can have a better idea of how long it will live with proper care.

Search the classifieds here or ask around, but search first.
 
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