scorpion molting

dazbuzz

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just wanted to mention my scorpion just started molting about 2-3 hours ago :D. this is the first time i have seen a scorpion molt and i gotta say it's kinda strange.
 

dazbuzz

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erm...the other scorpion is walking up to the molting one. should i seperate it?
 

Brian S

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Just dont do anything (unless the other attacks it which I doubt it will) and you should see something similar to this




 

Arachnophilist

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it would depend on the kind of scorp you have as to whether or not you should worry about cannibalism. nice pics Brian
 

dazbuzz

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omg it's been about 7-9 hours and the thing is still molting. i had to give the other scorpion a cricket to stop it going near the molting one.
 

Arachnophilist

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what kind of scorp? how big? whats the temp? lower temps can take alot longer to molt :D
 

dazbuzz

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it'a an emperor scorpion the temp is about 25-26. i think it's molting from 2i to 3i. also the humidity is about 75-80%.
 

dazbuzz

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is this normal my emp has been molting for the last 15-17 hours.
 

Alakdan

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omg it's been about 7-9 hours and the thing is still molting. i had to give the other scorpion a cricket to stop it going near the molting one.
Just make sure the cricket gets killed or eaten. Otherwise, the cricket might end up nibbling on your freshly molted scorp.
 
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