Lychas infuscatus scorplings

Alakdan

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I've kept an adult last year for a couple of months. It didn't last long, my mistake was too much moisture in the enclosure. Then I had another chance to get 2 more to add to my collection.

Now, I'm so happy to discover that one of the scorps turned out to be gravid. All along I thought she was just in pre-molt, she's less than 2 inches in length.

Pic taken 02/28/07 with first instars



Pic taken today 03/04/07 with 2nd instars



I have not counted them yet. I'm worried that the mom might eat her slings if disturbed too much.
 

Blaster

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Hey,
Awesome scorps! Congrats, hope You'll have more and more :)
Blaster.
 

Scorpfanatic

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congatres therwe! i guess its in for the season for bark scorpion to drop babies., i have 2 females Lychas scutilus Dropping 2 broods for me in total within half a month!
 

Alakdan

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I'm fairly new to keeping Lychas, does anyone here know how to sex them? I'm not sure if the other adult I have is male.
 

Nazgul

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Hi,

my males are much smaller than the females, plus they are showing an obvious dimorphism of more slender metasoma segments. Furtheron they are appearing more slender in general.
 

Michiel

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Very nice species Alakdan! Never heard of them before. Congrats on the babies :)
 

polphot

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Congratulations on your new brood! I realized too that my infuscatus recently wasnt that humidity lover as it is showing signs of mycosis. Again Cheers!
 

Alakdan

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Thanks Alex!

This means I got 2 females. I just hope the other one is also gravid. I will go hunting again in a couple of weeks in a different location. I hope to find males this time.
 
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