- Sep 21, 2005
I just got some spinifer and noticed two have white crust looking stuff on there tails one of which also has a broken stinger? Is that mycosis 'er something?
When that occurred to one of my scorpions I would just drip water on it to loosen it and as it walked around it would come off. Only be concerned if it is blocking its anus (the area right between the telson and last metasoma) then you might want to be more aggressive in cleaning it off.... Can i clean it?
Some clip them off to "avoid" danger I guess?? But sometimes naturally they do break off ex) a missed sting attempt which hits a piece of bark and snaps it off, stuff like that.I've seen a lot of spinifers with broken telsons or stingers on the AB. I bought one with a broken stinger too. I've been suspicious that these might have been used in shows or maybe the collectors broke them off so they wouldn't have to worry about getting stung while bringing them home before they were exported. Some say it happens when they fight but I'm a little skeptical of it happening that way .