question on Hottentotta growth

SandKing

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how long does it take for a hottentotta hottentotta to mature?
considering my weather and location (philippines)

i purchased a H.H.2i on March 30 this year yet until now i never saw them moult even 1's..
BTW i fed them 2's a week
 

Alakdan

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What do you feed them with?

Twice a week feeding is fine and it should be an adult in 12 mos.
 

oogie boogie

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Thats a bit of a stretch. Should have molted at least twice. What temp do you keep them?
 
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oogie boogie

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Because "The scorpion manual" said so? How do you know so sure it should have molted twice by now?
Nope. I have about 20+ of these. It is a fast grower. Less than a year to reach 7th instar. I keep em at room temperature between 26-32 degrees celcius. Feed them about two to three times a week. Same as the TS stated.

You mad?!
 

SandKing

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room temp. beetween 28-33 degrees celcius
here they are

btw i took their waterdish to take a pic
 
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Envyizm

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The enclosure looks goods okay but I would give them a hide and keep their substrate dry. I'd also separate them till they reach a later instar if you don't want them eating each other, they seem to be a bit more prone to eating one another during the earlier instars. I wouldn't worry too much about their growth, just keep them around 26-30c, dry substrate and feed them one larger prey item once a week or feed multiple smaller prey items several times a week and they'll do just fine. Hottentotta are pretty hearty in general. They'll be popping out more babies then you know what to do with in no time.
 

MiGZ

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got my 1st HH in aug/sept last year, they(2) turned 7i april this year, it took only 9 months for them to mature, i think our weather and high temperature here in Philippines is very good for this specie and helped my HH molt faster :D
 

SandKing

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i tooked out their hide b4 i take a pic of them so i can take a good shoot
 

freeman

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H.hottentotta is one of the fasetest gowing specis in genus. For example:

L3 - 17.05.2009
L4 - 21.07.2009
L5 - 08.11.2009
L6 - 05.01.2010
L7 - 12.02.2010 - maturity
 

Michiel

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Nope. I have about 20+ of these. It is a fast grower. Less than a year to reach 7th instar. I keep em at room temperature between 26-32 degrees celcius. Feed them about two to three times a week. Same as the TS stated.

You mad?!
Mad? Yes :D No, I am not mad in the sense of angry :)
Yes it is a fast growing species. I just wanted to imply that there are always exeptions to the rule. ;)
 
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