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Regeneration power of scorpions??

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Topic Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by shaneshac on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:30 am

I know from my experience with tarantulas that they can fully regenerate lost limbs over a few moults.

What capacity do scorps have? I just got a couple of subadult H jayakaris, one has the last 2 leg segments of one leg missing, the other has the moving finger of a chela missing. Will they regenerate these on the next moult?

Do different species have different regeneration capabilities? If so, which are able to do this and which dont?

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Post by DolbyR on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:51 am

Scorpions, unfortunately, do not have the ability to regenerate limbs.

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Topic Re: Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by shaneshac on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:59 am

What a shame. I was hoping they could at least regenerate parts of their missing limbs

Well as long as they moult ok one missing part shouldnt affect too much
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Topic Re: Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by DolbyR on Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:23 am

shaneshac wrote:Well as long as they moult ok one missing part shouldnt affect too much

As long as they can hunt and feed normally, a missing limb shouldn't be an issue.

For observation purposes, I am keeping an ASF with 4 damaged legs, and he is still going strong.

Just a heads-up, molting may become more difficult, as the old exo sometimes can get stuck to the damaged limb, but a little help here should do it.

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Topic Re: Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by shaneshac on Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:29 am

Thanks for that. will keep an eye out for them if I catch them mid moult. Its quite rare to catch them doing it but lets see if I am lucky
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Topic Re: Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by coolswitch on Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:36 pm

Here's a P. transvaalicus of a co-hobbyist, I had the chance of keeping it for a few weeks for breeding purposes, which did not push through due to its condition..

Missing chelea was caused by a bad molt, I can really see how difficult it was to catch it's prey so I need to pre-kill the roach first. It's already back to it's owner, and as per the owner it has molted to 8i. 
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Topic Re: Regeneration power of scorpions??

Post by bubotmcawesome on Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:28 pm

They can NOT regenerate limbs Sad would be cool, like axolotls, if they did thou. Smile
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