H. fulvipes, when breeding is a success!

Alakdan

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I got a breeding pair from G. Carnell (George) last Feb '07. The female was supposed to be gravid. This is the most beautiful heterometrus in my collection.

See related posts:
http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=86619

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showpost.php?p=750970&postcount=2202


Mated 09/18/06 Photo by G. Carnell


Female last Feb.


SUCCESS!!! Credit goes to George for a job well done.:clap:

Picture last 06/24/07



The scorplings molted to 2I last 06/30/07

exuvium


They left their mom's back the following day 07/01/07. So I took out the mom and gathered her babies.

Mom


Babies! Total of 19.


They already ate pre-killed crickets and are very active.

Here's the little bugger.


I'm not risking cannibalism so I am separating them into individual containers soon.
Picture taken today 07/02/07



I will continue this thread to monitor their growth. I will post pictures for every successful molt.
 

kahoy

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congratulations... the 1st non-native heterometrus sp. breeding here on PH.

i want one!!!
;P
:D
 

Michiel

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Congrats with your breeding succes and very nice pictures! :D
 

beetleman

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awesome:clap: way to go! they are beautiful,i have a juvie male aswell. great scorps.
 

H. cyaneus

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Congrats, Alakadan.

Could you tell me if there is a visible sexual disphorism in this species?

Mike
 

Alakdan

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NIce :clap:, How long are they suppose to stay on?
They stayed on the mom for 6 days.

Congrats, Alakadan.

Could you tell me if there is a visible sexual disphorism in this species?

Mike
There is hardly any visible difference except the male is more slender. I honestly have not done the pectine count. Perhaps George could enlighten us.
 

kahoy

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i bet it would be better to keep the 1st brood or a 2, before sending some loose on the country... that would make a stable no. of h.f. for you, and so far you might encounter some new discoveries there. ;P
 

Big Ears

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i bet it would be better to keep the 1st brood or a 2, before sending some loose on the country... that would make a stable no. of h.f. for you, and so far you might encounter some new discoveries there. ;P
hehe correct!... though ive got one of his fulvipes slings...{D :} ;P :wall:
 

Alakdan

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Update

I kept 6 and sold the rest to fellow enthusiasts.

They are now 3rd instars! Molt between July 20-23, 2007 or almost a month after they were born. RH is still at 85% and Temp. range from 32C daytime and 28C night time. Feeders are a combination of pinheads and mealworms.


 

Big Ears

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the one i got also molted successfully... this specie are burrowers right? the one i got seems to be on top of the substrate always...:?
 
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