Emperor Female gravid?

Veno Manus

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Bought an adult Female Emperor and she's plump. She's been plump since I got her and I've fed her some crickets these passed couple weeks and seems to not want any of them or takes a while. She looks solid and healthy but maybe somone here can help maybe spot something I don't see? At the event I got her, 4 different vendors said she very well could be but it's so hard to tell with these scorpions.
 

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Joey Spijkers

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Very possible. The sudden bloat right at the start of her mesosoma makes me think it's not just food.
You could try to shine a flashlight through her side, you might be able to see the embryos through the membrane if they're far enough along in their development.
 

Veno Manus

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Very possible. The sudden bloat right at the start of her mesosoma makes me think it's not just food.
You could try to shine a flashlight through her side, you might be able to see the embryos through the membrane if they're far enough along in their development.

I tried the flashlight but it's just to had to tell at the moment. Curious if there's a detail somewhere that can help indicate.
 

Joey Spijkers

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I tried the flashlight but it's just to had to tell at the moment. Curious if there's a detail somewhere that can help indicate.
It's only really visible near the end of gestation, when the embryos are mostly developed. Patience is the only way to find out.
 
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