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H. spinfer, Dune & Desert Hairy

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Chicagoblue, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Chicagoblue

    Chicagoblue Arachnopeon

    Does the Hadrurus spadix & Dune scorpions have the same difficulty as the Desert Hairy has when it comes to molting?
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  2. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Which is a dune scorpion?

    Heterometrus Spinifer and Hadrurus Arizonensis are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to humidity.

    And humidity is the most important factor when it comes to molting.

    H.Spinifer Requires a lot of humidity. So it would require more humidity to molt.

    H. Arizonans would require light misting. When you think it might molt I would increase the frequenty of the misting until it molts.
    I heard people have had trouble with them molting in captivity.

    The Dune scorpion I'm assuming it is one fo those smallers desert scorps.
    I have no experience with them.
    But I assume some it's similar to the H.Arizonensis
  3. Chicagoblue

    Chicagoblue Arachnopeon

    i meant Hadrurus spadix & not Heterometrus Spinifer. My apologies.
  4. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Then it's pretty much the same as an Arizonensis
  5. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

    Hey CB,

    I've not raised in H. spadix or S. mesaensis, nor heard of anyones experiences, so I can't state their potential molting problems.

    The S. mesaensis has closer keeping conditions to H. spadix, than H. spadix does to H. arizonensis, if you look at their habitats.

    H. spadix should require cooler temperatures, and a little more humid than either. Though I need to look some locations average rainfall and a few other things to confirm this, so for now consider it conjecture.

    I think Aztec's over all point is that many scorpions will have a hard time molting if kept incorrectly, and most should do pretty well if kept fairly correctly, which is correct in my opinion.

    H. arizonensis is the desert hairy btw. :)

    *Edit* From a quick glance, I will say this: While H. spadix does inhabit some extremely dry areas, similar to H. arizonensis, it also inhabits some fairly humid environments as well. I would think a small rise in humidity would be in order for H. spadix, especially if you know it came from one of the more humid environments.

    But as AZJohn has mentioned, even in H. arizonensis, they seem to have access to more humid areas in their burrows than we would believe in some of the desert they inhabit.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  6. Chicagoblue

    Chicagoblue Arachnopeon

    Thankyou Aztek & Nomadinexile for clearing things up for me. Thanks again.
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