Vaejovis coahuile

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Does anybody know how long these take to mature? I have a brood of slings (some my friend has) and none of them have molted out of second instar since August or September and they are FAT.. have been for a long time.. anyone have experience with these? I have 2 gravid females as well so I will have even more to deal with later. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time, be it just reading or responding. I appreciate it. take care:D

Christopher
 

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Does anybody know how long these take to mature? I have a brood of slings (some my friend has) and none of them have molted out of second instar since August or September and they are FAT.. have been for a long time.. anyone have experience with these? I have 2 gravid females as well so I will have even more to deal with later. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time, be it just reading or responding. I appreciate it. take care:D

Christopher
i have one at about 4th instar thats over two years old
 

Staley

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I dont believe the Vaejovis family usually lives terribly long. from what i have seen under 5 years is usually about it on most species. But thats just me. lol
 

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thanks guys... wow 2 years and olny at 4th? sheesh! well I dont feel so bad now.. if they were communal as babies I could have a micro community of scorps :D haha
 

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Mine hit 3rd instar around 5+ months from 2nd instar of course. A lot of heat and water will do that to them though. I wouldn't reccomend it though... Just let mother nature do its thing. :)
 

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I also have some home grown V. coahuilae scorplings that are 4th instar and are over 2years old now. But boy they sure as heck are interesting little guys. I keep them full of food, warm and never dry. I dare say that a 5year lifespan is a bit short.
 

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what substrate do you have them on? they sure are fast! and they kill crickets that are 3x their size lol! do you keep them separately?
 

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I keep them separately on coco fiber bedding. You can keep them together, I did that originally, but they predate heavily upon one another during molts as I learned the hard way. Adults are much less canibalistic of one another, given that they are all the same size of course.
 

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yes I may switch mine back to coco fibre.. though they have done well on sand. I have 2 gravid females who live together they are such small scorpions. I like them though.
 
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