Is my pindarus imperator in premolt or just fat?

Amber0000000

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So my scorpion is about 2 years old and. he has gone through 2 molts, 3 if you count the one that happened when he was with his mom. I'm fairly certain he's a boy and has never been with another scorpion so he can't be gravid but he has been very fat for probably close to 6 months. I feed him 3-4 crickets a week and sometimes he doesn't eat them all but I don't think he over eats because he doesn't eat them all sometimes. I'm just concerned because of the amount of time he has been this fat. I've never raised one from a baby, I got his mom when she was already fully mature and we didn't know she was pregnant when we got her (she was sold as a male) so I am fairly inexperienced. Please help. I'll try to provide pictures but I'm new to the site and they might not work. Again this is a p. Imperator scorpion
 

Connerl8k

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3-4 times a week sounds a lot my AFS blackie only eats once every few weeks (by his choice not mine) and seems perfectly healthy and happy.

I'm going to hazard a guess that your chap is just fat but
Pictures will help.
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Yep, sounds like your scorp is just fat. 3-4 crix a week is quite a bit, if you feed decently sized crickets. Many people only feed one crik a week or your regimen every 2-3 weeks. As long as it eats and moves around, it should be fine. Probably not pregnant, but as @Connerl8k said, pics would help a lot :D
 

Amber0000000

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This is a picture of him usually the crickets I give him are sometimes small so I was getting 5 incase 2 or 3 were tiny. Thats happened to me before. I will probably start trying to do them every 2 or 3 weeks instead of every week either way because I have trouble keeping the crickets alive even with food and water and everything so I buy them and then feed them to him later that day. 20170604_232752.jpg Here's a picture of him too I finally figured out how to add one
 

soldierof4cheese

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Take a picture of the underside of him or her and we will be able to tell if its a male or female. Its probably ready to molt again, keep the tank at high humidity levels to aid in the molting process.
Nice looking scorp.
 

ArachnoDrew

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It's about to burst lol. Increase the humidity . The enclosure looks a bit dry. Probably about to molt
 

Amber0000000

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so I took a picture of him with a quarter for a size reference. Only his body is about 2.5 inches and his whole body (tail and claws included) is about 4 inches. The pictures are a little blurry but you should be able to see his pectines fairly clearly. I looked when he was younger and thought I identified him as a male but even if he ends up being a female I doubt it's possible for it to be pregnant. I had him separated from other scorpions shortly after he got off his mother's back so I'm pretty sure he/she is in premolt. Let me know if you think it is overweight or in premolt also if it is female or male if you are good at identifying!
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