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Scorpion premolt I'd help

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Sillver, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Sillver

    Sillver Arachnosquire

    I got a couple of scorpions that I think may be in premolt and I was hoping someone could help confirm if they are

    Smeringurus mesaensis, I believe this is in premolt mainly because of its body shape and because its ignoring any food.


    Leiurus hebraeus "orange morph", this one is definitely in premolt just from how ballooned up it is.


    Hottentotta franzwerneri, I'm not sure is she is in premolt or not, I can't tell or not because of her color and because of her behavior. I've had her for about a month now and she's eaten once and is batting anything away that gets close to her.

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    Paravaejovis confusus, I doubt it is but I cant really tell cause it's so tiny. It's a 1/4" scorpling.

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    Scorpio maurus, I believe this is in premolt mainly because of its body shape and because it batting any food away from it.


    Please any help would be great.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  2. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

    The first one for sure is not Scorpio maurus. It seems to be some buthid!
  3. Sillver

    Sillver Arachnosquire

    Sorry that's my Smeringurus mesaensis I put the wrong name buy accident. It's fixed now and I've uploaded a picture of my Scorpio maurus.
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  4. Outpost31Survivor

    Outpost31Survivor Arachnobaron Active Member

    I wouldn't doubt they are in premolt. The signs are fattening up, increased inactivity, and refusal of food.
  5. Mordax8393

    Mordax8393 Arachnoknight

    Everything xpt maybe P. confusus is premolt I think
  6. Sillver

    Sillver Arachnosquire

    Yeah that's what I thought but with how small the P. Confusus is I wasn't sure. Also I think one of my C.gracilis may be in premolt.
  7. Outpost31Survivor

    Outpost31Survivor Arachnobaron Active Member

    If any of them are already fully mature it's simply full and I would cut down on its food intake once its slimmed down.
  8. Sillver

    Sillver Arachnosquire

    The only one that's close to fully mature is the S.Mesaenesis, but it still should have 1 or 2 molts until its mature and the rest range from 1.5" to 1/2"
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