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[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling

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Topic [HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling

Post by GS on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:59 pm

[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling

[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Centruroides_nigrescens_by_GS_080413_pic3

Alright... things couldn't have been better. Your beloved scorpion had a brood Very Happy

Parabuthus liosoma
[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Parabuthus_liosoma_231112_p7
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Rhopalurus junceus
[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Rhopalurus_junceus_4th_brood_by_GS_pic3
[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Rhopalurus_junceus_4th_brood_by_GS_pic2

But the unfortunate thing was that one (can be a few or an entire brood) was left abandoned on the substrate.

What can you do ??

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An "X-ray" view on the abandoned group on the right:

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You may consider the following steps:

Preparing the incubator:

- Bedding-wise, i would recommend using tissue as it's clean and able to retain moisture with a lid on the container

- I did NOT use Cotton as bedding as it may pose a threat of entangling the 1.instar (as they might crawl around in search for a comfortable position)

- Coco fibre substrate is not preferred either, as they may contain undesirable microscopic substances that may harm the fragile young

- Mist the bedding adequately but NOT to the point of soaking wet

- As long it is moist to the touch, it would be fine

- Having some mist along the enclosure's wall will be ideal too

- Ventilation holes are preferred over meshed-lids so the certain level of humidity is present within the container to facilitate molting

[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Incubating_1instar_scorpling_by_GS_pic1

Recovering the abandoned young

- Now, you would want to handle things delicately from here onwards

- Place a leaf beside the 1.instar

[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Incubating_1instar_scorpling_by_GS_pic2a

- Gently coax the her onto the leaf using using a pair of tongs

- The scorpling would slowly move towards the leaf when she is prompted by the tip of your tongs prodding her hind legs

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- Make sure she has fully came "onboard" before you carefully relocate her

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- Place the leaf into the incubator

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- Gently prod her hind legs and coax her down from the leaf

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- Put her unto the center of the bedding

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- Place the lid on to lock in the humidity

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- Ensure that an ideal temperature will be consistently supplied for the next few days

- Do NOT place the incubator directly under an Infra red heat lamp if you do not have the intention of toasting her alive

- The ideal temperature is between 86°F-89.6°F (Day) & 77°F-82.4°F (Night)

- Check on the moisture level of the bedding every 2 days to ensure right humidity has been maintained

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- If things go well as planned, she should start to molt towards 2.instar by the 4-6 day from birth

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- They may also molt upright or even climb up to the side of the wall to assist with the molting process

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Wootz!! SUCCESS!!

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Just in time to catch things up with her siblings Smile

[HOW TO] Incubate 1.instar Scorpling Rhopalurus_junceus_2i_by_GSscorpions82_161111_pic2

Case Study

Desert scorplings
http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t60-case-study-rescuing-abandoned-desert-scorpion-babies#71

Points to Note:
1. This guide may be used for forest, bark and desert scorpions
2. This guide may NOT guarantee 100% success but it will definitely raise their chances of survival for the abandoned young

May I wish you success in nurturing your full brood of scorplings to adulthood.

Leave no one.. erm.. SCORPS !! behind Very Happy

Regards,
GS
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