H. Petersii Giving Birth Now

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Arachno-overlord
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My guest, a Heterometrus Petersii, is currently giving birth, I'm afraid that her enclosure may be too dry as I was not expecting. The enclosure has some kind of mulch in it and one of the scorplings appears to be stuck to the substrate (not shown in the pic.), the poor guy moving his legs about. Should I add some water to the substrate? Should I leave her be? Any advise is greatly appreciated!
 

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brandontmyers

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Definitely add some water. Once all of the babies have molted and started wandering off it would be very advisable to get her on some type of cocofiber/soil to retain humidity. They won't last long on mulch like that.
 

ScorpionObsession

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Add water but don't spray it directly on her.
Good luck with the babies. Brandon knows what he is talking about.
 

darkness975

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That scorpion will not last long in that enclosure. It needs much higher humidity, the proper substrate at the proper depth/moisture, and restricted ventilation since that is a kritter keeper. I am afraid to ask what the humidity/temperature is.

In any case there is not much you can do until the babies molt to 2i and start wandering off. At that point it will be time for a major home revamp for the mother. I advise you to split up the offspring until they are older.
 
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