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Spinifer babies....= )

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Nich, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

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    I picked up an "Emperor Scorpion" from a LPS (not sure why i had petco in there?)afew weeks ago, realizing then that it was most likley an H. spinifer. I thought it was probably gravid and caught her giving birth less than an hour ago. I counted five total and could see more coming. A first as far as asians for me, very cool. I threw a towel over her and will check up in a day or two. How big of a clutch can these ladies put out? Im about to yank the plug my communal mauritanicus setup due to agression. Maybe a planted spinifer colony would be in order....:wicked:
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    Horrible shot of some of the babies.
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    Funny how a common invert can get you all excited when they pop some minions out on you....:razz:
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  2. bjaeger

    bjaeger Arachnobaron

    Nice, dude! Congrats on the new s'lings :D

    Funny how most of these big pet shops don't know all that much about scorps.
     
  3. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    I definatley wouldn't call this one "big"...lol. I honestly run into more know how at the local petco than our lPS's....:(
     
  4. bjaeger

    bjaeger Arachnobaron

    I meant in comparison to small, privately owned, pet stores :eek:
     
  5. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    Thats what I meant too...lol. Its approx 800-1000 sq ft tops....lol. It is a private shop, Ive known the owner since i was about 11 as it is the only non corporate petstore in my old town, and one of two within about 20 miles, no joke. i like the owner as a person though, not so much a an ocean of critter knowledge....:)
     
  6. bjaeger

    bjaeger Arachnobaron

    That's cool :)

    I'm considering going to work for a local pet shop in a mall around here mainly for the Emps they have. They're keeping them in wood/bark chips and to top it off, they have a sponge in the water dish! I got my juvi emp in a very very very dry KK with wood chips (like particle board kind of). It's ridiculous what they don't know.

    Anyway, best of luck to you with the babies! :D
     
  7. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Looks more like H laoticus to me. Of course it is difficult to ID from pics
     
  8. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    That would be cool. Ill admit the only reason I thought spinifer was the claw texture and shape. :razz: After her babies dispearse ill get some more shots, funny i just ragged on the petstore of ID.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  9. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    I realized why you said that, confused me at first. I wrote petco in my first post....lol. I go there alot, freudian slip...:}
     
  10. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    Holy s...corpions

    I didn't think she would have this many. I heard the claws whacking plastic so I took a peek....wow. I counted 26, and there may be some under the others.
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  11. bjaeger

    bjaeger Arachnobaron

    There's probably more than that!

    That's awesome, Nick :D
     
  12. inverts

    inverts Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Congratulations and good luck with that future colony.
     
  13. I have had an unIDed Het birth 12 and another Het longimanus birth 51...

    Congrate BTW.
     
  14. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    Thanks guys.
    51 is a ton of slings, she must of looked like a balloon!
     
  15. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Congrats! I have a Het with babies too, don't know what species ...spinifer or longimanus. I think it's standard that the male is bigger than the female with whatever species the one I have is. You keeping the babies for a while?
     
  16. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    Thanks!
    Yeah, Im going to hold onto most of them I think. I seperated my mauritanicus so I think im going to redo the 46 bowfront as a planted forrest setup and try a big community tank, or it may go to swammerdami that Ive been drooling at.
     
  17. emmille

    emmille Arachnobaron

    wow, that's one H*LL of a mum!!!! :clap: she must have been a very big. mine just pop 23! :?
     
  18. She was big in all aspects of the word...
    Here is a video about 1 month before she popped.

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  19. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    Thats a big gal!
     
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