Mom eating her scorplings

aendi

Arachnopeon
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My H. spinifer (Leonardo da Pinci) unexpectedly gave birth, which is really exciting! I've been following advice from a bunch of sources online, but most notably this one: https://backwaterreptilesblog.com/care-baby-scorpions/. My count yesterday was 18/19 babies, but today I counted and there were only 14/15. I don't know why she would be eating her kids; the tank has good humidity, the temperature is good, I'm offering her food every day so she's not hungry, and her enclosure is in a room that isn't disturbed at all, so she shouldn't be stressed. Its only been a couple of days so I'm worried that she's going to eat them all. What should I do?
 

Dr SkyTower

Arachnobaron
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best thing to do is keep an eye on her but try not to disturb her. You could check out this thread on care for mother asian forest scorpions and their babies, it has a load of info:

 
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