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[ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

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Topic [ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

Post by GS on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:07 pm

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[ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet



Centruroides margaritatus (Gervais, 1841)

Origin and occurrence:
Central America (also introduced to Florida)

Size of adults:
Males: 8.5cm +/-
Females (7.instar): 7 +/-
Females (8.instar): 8.5cm +/-

Speed:
Medium

Observation:
Centruroides margaritatus are very adaptable and fast growing specimens. Being not picky eater that readily feeds on anything they can subdue they matures at an amazing speed. Nevertheless, they never fails to impress you with hunting skills while hanging on a bark.

Sexual dimorphism:
Significantly shown at 7.instar, male's metasomal segments are more slender and lengthy as compared to females' with the latter having a more massive body size





Maturity:
Males usually mature at 7.instar.
Females attain sexual maturity (able to produce offsprings) at 7.instar but with ideal conditions and care provided, they are able to attain 8.instar.



7.instar female engaged in mating




8.instar female engaged in mating



Video mating documentation:

8.instar female


7.instar female


Gestation Period:
3 months +/-

1.instar:







2.instar:





Feeding documentation:
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Lifecycle observation:
1.instar >> 2.instar: 5 days
2.instar >> 3.instar: 14 days
3.instar >> 4.instar: 19 days
4.instar >> 5.instar: 23 days
5.instar >> 6.instar: 25 days
6.instar >> 7.instar: 27 days
7.instar >> 8.instar: 72 days (female)

Duration to achieve Full maturity:
Male: 108 days / 3.5 months
Female (7.instar): 108 days / 3.5 months
Female (8.instar): 180 days / 6 months

Husbandry (keeping conditions):
Raising Bark Scorpions [ Basic Caresheet ]
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Topic Re: [ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

Post by ahxean on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:52 pm

Hi, are they communal species?
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Topic Re: [ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

Post by GS on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:07 pm

Communal as adults.

Juveniles to sub-adults are still prone to cannibalism when food are scarce. We can reduce the risk by providing more hides and by feeding them well but we can't prevent it 100%.

Smacking any the kids (on the head) for munching on their freshly molted siblings just don't work at all...

It all boils down to how far a risk are you willing to take. If you have only 5 slings, i'll say raise them up separately. If you have a whole brood to raise, why not try a few breeding groups of different numbers, for learning and documenting purpose Smile

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Topic Re: [ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

Post by ahxean on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:30 pm

Thank you for the info. cheers
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Post by GS on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:53 pm

No prob. Feel free to ask Wink

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Topic Re: [ASA] Centruroides margaritatus caresheet

Post by Smithi Junjun on Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:33 pm

Can i ask how dangerous it is? Thanks
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