- Apr 18, 2020
Would you like a picture of the metasoma fully stretched or curled up?Would love to see an image of the whole scorpion. Especially the metasoma.
So...you are looking at 33 days since the post of not feeding plus 2 weeks prior to that, so roughly 47 days sans food.
A healthy scorpion of most species is capable of sustained lengths of fasting...and the image of the pectines you posted appear to show an animal with good body weight. What temperatures are you keeping it at?
You stated that it was missing a pedipalp in the initial post, was that a recent event at that time? Or was it an old injury that was already healed?
I know, a lot of questions. Asked because while true that under optimal conditions many taxa can go long periods without feeding, there are factors that contribute to that.
Now I know what Gracilis means, thanks!Originally Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Personally the nomenclature of gracilis lends itself to slender or graceful...so that is the most apt common name in use for me
The indented telson is interesting...
Thank you for taking the time to photograph him.
Was he wild caught as an adult? If so how long have you had him? Age in combination with the disadvantage of not having two pedipalps may contribute to the non feeding.
Looks like they have a great set up.
Yeah I miss her and her kids, She would also put up quite a show while feeding.Thank you for sharing! I love seeing all those red chela of the scorplings on her back! No matter how many litters I produce, nor how many times I witness it, it never gets old!
She was gorgeous!
Do most of the C. gracilis in your yard appear that dark? Or have you noticed variations in phenotypic expression.
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