Help I think my scorpion is gravid and I don't know what to do???

kylestl

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Ok first off. I do not keep scorpions but will do it if one ends up in my hands. I bought what I thought was 25 tarantulas from craigslist from a lady who didn't know much because her fiance left her. When I was going through everything I found a FAT scorpion. They didn't feed their animals all that well and manged to kill another scorpion I seen there. Pics won't upload now but she got fatter and she will not eat for me. So I assume she is gravid. What do I need to know about them and what do I do with the babies. Also can anyone tell me what she is
Thanks,
Kyle
 

bobusboy

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The babies will live with the mother until they molt, then they will want their own space.

How large is the enclosure/tank? you will probably want to spilt them up after they molt (into smaller groups)
 

kylestl

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looks Gravid :)
You should see her now. I hope she haves her babies before she explodes......
The babies will live with the mother until they molt, then they will want their own space.

How large is the enclosure/tank? you will probably want to spilt them up after they molt (into smaller groups)
SHe is in a KK. Alright I will split them up.

EDIT: Can this be what she is or will I never know and have to call the opistophthalmus sp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opistophthalmus_boehmi
 

AzJohn

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I guessing Opistophthalmus sp. If it is gravid the best thing is to stress her as little as possible. I don't know much about the care requirments for them, I havn't kept this genus.


John
 

Galapoheros

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Doesn't look mature to me, I see stronger, bigger looking chela in adult Opistophthalmus, but I don't really know for sure.
 

kylestl

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Doesn't look mature to me, I see stronger, bigger looking chela in adult Opistophthalmus, but I don't really know for sure.
I don't know much about scorpions but since she isn't eating and shes getting fatter. My only though is gravid
 

sfpearl300z

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Definitely Opistophthalmus sp. Does not look mature at all. They are similar to Hadrurus arizonensis in which they need/prefer a burrow to molt in. If it has stopped eating, I would provide it with 5-6 inches of cocoa fiber substrate to let it burrow a chamber to molt.
 

kylestl

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Has a lot of bedding. There looks like there was burrows at one time but she just hinds under her cork bark. I got the pics to upload.

 

Roy

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Dear Gods that is one large scorpion ready to pop anytime. Look how the dorsal nerve cord is being pushed up, it shows really clearly.

Hope the delivery goes fine!!
 
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