Newest addition to the family(she's gravid)

ScorpionObsession

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Here is a video of me unboxing my first Parabuthus transvaalicus, packaging was horrible the container she was in was very cold. but she seems to be ok now.

 

darkness975

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Hopefully the poor packing and cold temperatures did not affect the brood.

Seems like bad judgement on the seller's part to ship such a specimen IMO.
 

ScorpionObsession

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I hope it didn't also. and I agree it shouldn't have been shipped but if you do ship a gravid specimen it should be top notch packaging with a heat pack this time of year. and this guy failed. He also said he had no choice but to sell his collection.
 

Galapoheros

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I wouldn't worry about them being cold for a 2 or 3 days, even tropical stuff can take that for a while. I also read that transvaalicus often live in areas that have a pretty low night time temps and probably get caught out under a thin rock now and then when it gets pretty cool. I forgot exactly what the cooler night time temps were in parts of the natural range though.
 

brolloks

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Depends which area, P transvaalicus is very wide spread in South Africa. In a lot of the areas you can expect winter temperatures in and around the 10C-4C during night time and warmer during the day.
 
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