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Raising Pandinus & Heterometrus babies

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Brian S, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Zman16

    Zman16 Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    When the scorpion young are in the plastic shoe box thing, can a heating pad be used as an option?.
     
  2. excellent report on scorpions

    I got a pandis female about six months ago and she had babies but i was to nosey or did not research it better i wish i had found your post earlier keep up the good work
    "doc"
    :D
     
  3. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    You would have to make sure it doesnt get too hot to melt the plastic
     
  4. ZodiacalMantid

    ZodiacalMantid Arachnopeon

    Do scorpions need to be solitary to give birth?
     
  5. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    No but it is good for them to have several hiding places if in a group enclosure
     
  6. Zman16

    Zman16 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    How often do u need to feed the 2I scorps?
     
  7. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    As much as they will eat LOL. I feed 2-3 times a week depending on the size of food offered. You cant feed them too much,believe me
     
  8. Kazuki

    Kazuki Arachnosquire Old Timer

    my emp just gave birth, n there r about 9 scorplings, n i think she is still giving birth. how long will the process take for the mother to give birth?

    how long will it take the babies to grow into 1st instar, 2nd instar, and third instar? and how do i tell which instar r they at. thing is i have to go on a business trip for a week or 2, n there isn't anybody who can really take care of them while i'm gone.
     
  9. Bayushi

    Bayushi Arachnoprince Old Timer

    it can take a couple days for her to finish up birthing. the babies will be at first instar at birth and will moult into 2I around a week later, depending on conditions. not sure how long from 2I to 3I though.
     
  10. Kazuki

    Kazuki Arachnosquire Old Timer

    does anybody have pictures of 2instar n 3instar baby emps look like? or know what they supposed to look like after molting?
     
  11. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    These are 2nd instar Heterometrus laoticus and look almost identicle to Emps at that size. In fact I cant tell them apart when young like that
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  12. Here are two pics the first is 2I at 14 days old. The second is 2I at 32 days old. enjoy.

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    Thaedion
     
  13. Kazuki

    Kazuki Arachnosquire Old Timer

    my emp n the slings r doing just great. all of the slings have already molted, n some even got off their mom's back.

    should i wait till ALL of them have gotten off mommy's back b4 i collect them? or should i gather what is off right now??
     
  14. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Toss in a few small crickets and see if they disappear. If so, they are ready to be collected ;)
     
  15. Tarangela

    Tarangela Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    VA
    This is an AWESOME thread!!!!

    I came home tonight to a BUNCH of new babies!!!

    I REALLY hope I do things right, and they live :)

    So really they don't eat until they start turning brownish, right??
     
  16. when mine left the moms back at about two weeks of age they began to eat cut up meal worms, as pictured above.

    Thaedion
     
  17. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Hello T,
    I have seen Heterometrus still be very light in color and would feed. I always drop in a few smallish crickets and leave overnight. If they are gone by morning then yes they are feeding;)
     
  18. Dave S.

    Dave S. Arachnopeon

    Safety?

    Hey guys, first time poster here. My Emp just had her slings about a week and a half ago and they just left her back about a day ago. I already have a seperate tank set up for the slings, all ready to go. My problem is that when I try to seperate them from Mom, she gets defensive. Obviously she's protecting her young. How can I get them seperated safely for them, Mom, and myself?
     
  19. Dave S.

    Dave S. Arachnopeon

    Nm, I just waited until Mom wasn't looking...
     
  20. In my experience I separated the mother first, then took out the slings and put them into deli cups, then put the mother back with some crickets and she was content. :wicked:

    Or just sneaking them out when she isn't looking is okay too. :D
     
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