H.Hottentotta breeding

Panic

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so i have 4 H.Hottentottas. they are all 6th instars housed in individual delicups. Are there males and females? if yes how do i sex them? i know they are parthenogenic, but still do they need to mate? or no need? i just searched the forum for topics related to my questions but it kinda confused me more. What will i do to make them reproduce? i have no idea.
 

tabor

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:wall:

Mating :embarrassed:

Parthenogenic = babies pop out sooner or later... no sexual intercourse required.
 

Panic

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ohhh... why are there still females or males of this specie? i'm so sorry i lack knowledge hehe
 

Michiel

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Hi Panic,

If scorpions reproduce through means of parthenogenesis, this means that there are only females of this species and that they can reproduce without having to mate with a mail. So the offspring will be all female too etc. etc. This is an evolutionairy trait that probably developed after a period of scarcity in males, I guess.
There are both sexual as parthenogenetic populations of H.hottentotta.
 
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