thought my flat rock was dead

catfishrod69

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well i was taking care of my critters, and i opened up my Hadogenes troglodytes tub, and it was laying there bloated....i took my paint brush and nudged it...no movement, then i tried again, and it barely twitched, then it would try and close a pincer....i thought for sure it was dead or close to it...so sadfully i sat it aside, and took care of everyone else....as i was doing so, i happened to look at my scorp again, and to my suprise the first pic, is what i seen...then i thought to myself, duh, never thought of that...so i thought i would share some pics....the first one with the molt gone is right after the molt, then the last pic is about a week from then (today)..
 
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Awesome photos!

Mine looks about the same lol. Been waiting for her to molt for 2-3 months now.
 

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Great pics. Lucky you it wasn't the other situation.
 

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thats so cool i love the way scorpians molt there like popping out of their mouths or at least thats the way it seems
 

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thank you me too

Yes, I'm glad it molted successfully!


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thanks...yeah i had no idea she was even going to molt again, she hasnt molted at all since i got her, and i thought she wouldnt...but still cool, and i was hoping to find a male for her sometime...atleast i think its a her..

Awesome photos!

Mine looks about the same lol. Been waiting for her to molt for 2-3 months now.


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yeah kinda crazy, especially the claws facing backwards


Neat! Much more 'snake-like' than the T's...


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thanks...yeah i really did think she was dieing....i like her better than my emporers, cant figure out why...but do

Great pics. Lucky you it wasn't the other situation.


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yeah its pretty crazy huh...this is the first one ive seen, usually with my smaller ones, i just find molts...

thats so cool i love the way scorpians molt there like popping out of their mouths or at least thats the way it seems
 

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I think you might wanna be looking to get a female. A small comparison to the pics of when i had flat rocks would indicate you have a male due to the lenght of the tail segments. ofcourse i could be wrong, but that is just my standard disclaimer.
 

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Very cool series of pics! That one with the claws facing backwards was a trip. :eek: Once that exoskeleton hardens, it can't perform that trick again.
 

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i thought that on scorpions you could only go by the pectines....but i really dont know i dont have enough experience in sexing them...either way i would like to get a mate...

I think you might wanna be looking to get a female. A small comparison to the pics of when i had flat rocks would indicate you have a male due to the lenght of the tail segments. ofcourse i could be wrong, but that is just my standard disclaimer.


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yeah that was pretty crazy to look in there and see

Very cool series of pics! That one with the claws facing backwards was a trip. :eek: Once that exoskeleton hardens, it can't perform that trick again.


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thanks...yeah pretty crazy huh

glad she wasnt dead and its claw facing backwards is insane
 

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well i am doing a trade ,and will be getting a female for my male this week. hoping to get some babies before too long......although if she does end up gravid, the babies will take a year and a half to be born, but im still looking forward to it..
 

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I'd probably be the same since I have zero personal experience with scorpions and I get easily attaced to living things(don't have a scorpion....yet). Don't they also put their tail down in molt just like they would if dead? I thought they put their tail down on the ground for both. :?

I missed the pics. Can I get a Photobucket address or something? :eek:
 

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yeah they put their tail down...i dont have the pics on photobucket, but can get them on there sometime, and then let you know..


I'd probably be the same since I have zero personal experience with scorpions and I get easily attaced to living things(don't have a scorpion....yet). Don't they also put their tail down in molt just like they would if dead? I thought they put their tail down on the ground for both. :?

I missed the pics. Can I get a Photobucket address or something? :eek:
 

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well i am doing a trade ,and will be getting a female for my male this week. hoping to get some babies before too long......although if she does end up gravid, the babies will take a year and a half to be born, but im still looking forward to it..
I had one that molted, then it mated and had babies but it didn't take as long as I heard. I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it was less than a year. But I think that sometimes it does take a lot longer.
 

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yeah, thats crazy how long it takes...by then i will have forgotten i even bred them...i just wish that i could keep the adults communal...but i have read that flat rocks like to fight.

I had one that molted, then it mated and had babies but it didn't take as long as I heard. I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it was less than a year. But I think that sometimes it does take a lot longer.
 

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just recieved a female for my guy...gonna rehouse her this weekend then give her a little while and have a go at breeding them...i really hope she produces...it doesnt seem like very many people have these...
 

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ok man i just got all the pics put on photobucket, just for you....so here they are in molting order...let me know what you think

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3735.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3734.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3736.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3737.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3743.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3739.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/catfishrod69/DSCF3738.jpg



I'd probably be the same since I have zero personal experience with scorpions and I get easily attaced to living things(don't have a scorpion....yet). Don't they also put their tail down in molt just like they would if dead? I thought they put their tail down on the ground for both. :?

I missed the pics. Can I get a Photobucket address or something? :eek:
 
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