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Topic Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by GS on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:31 am

The following query is extracted from https://www.facebook.com/ScorpionArchives timeline. It is posted here so that peeps with similar queries may find suggestive advice or solution for their concern.

Zeb Dolores wrote:Hi, my tityus stigmurus is in 4th instar. since mid-january, it stopped eating every feeder that I offered to it. i thought it was is premolt stage, but until now, it has not molted.

i'm worried that it may eventually result to a "bad molt". what can you advice me to do? thanks in advance.

In my experience, it is not surprising for molting intervals to stretch up to 3-5 months for some bark scorpions. Molting intervals are often influenced by the husbandry conditions that we have provided them.

If it's possible, it will be good to post pictures of your enclosure and let us know how are you keeping these Tityus stigmurus with you e.g. water provision, temperature, humidity, feeding intervals etc. If you need a confirmation on her instar, you may also post a picture of her beside a ruler or measuring tape for better estimation.

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:38 pm

hey GS. It's me, zeb. my t. stigmurus' enclosure has a diameter of 10cm (at substrate level) and with a height of 11cm. substrate depth is 3cm. has a water dish. 60 percent substrate misted. enough ventilation.

i wish to post the photo of it if only i learned how to post pics here.. please tell me how.

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by GS on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Hi Zeb,

You may refer to the following guide by DolbyR:

[HOW TO] Post pictures and videos at ASA Forums

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:24 am

Thank you GS Smile
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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:22 am

This is the enclosure:

Tityus stigmurus molting concerns T_stig10

[img]Tityus stigmurus molting concerns T_stig11[/img]

The specimen:


[img]Tityus stigmurus molting concerns T_stig12[/img]

Please tell me if my scorp is sure to be in premolt stage. Thanks.


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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by GS on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:42 am

Hi Zeb,

What are the premolt signs from the following article have you seen in your scorp?

http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t10-how-to-identify-a-premolt-scorpion

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:31 pm

Ok.. I understand now. It is not eating and it has a pale coloration. Thanks for helping.

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by GS on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Not a prob Zeb. Do note that the molting intervals varies across specimens. It is not surprising for a T.stigmurus to hold it's molt for as long as 4 months, or in some weird scenarios, a specimen can remain in pre-molt for like eternity...

"till death do us part kind of thing.. " What a Face

Keep her well in the correct husbandry (e.g. temperature, humidity and water provision) and I hope she'll molt for you very soon Smile

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:36 am

Oh, yes. I hope so.

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 am

Hi.. the premolt stage has finally came to an end.. Sad

The reason of her death may be high humidity and the scorching heat of the Philippines.

Still, thanks to GS for taking his time answering this..
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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by GS on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:11 am

Sorry for your loss. They are generally very toletant to some extend of humidity. As your setup seems good, this may be an isolated incident.

Better luck will come Smile

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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:57 am

That's fine. Lessons learned. I'm looking forward on getting another one. Smile
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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by ahxean on Tue May 07, 2013 6:08 pm

exMachina wrote:Hi.. the premolt stage has finally came to an end.. Sad

The reason of her death may be high humidity and the scorching heat of the Philippines.

Still, thanks to GS for taking his time answering this..

I feel sorry for your lost bro. I am also facing the same situation now. My Tityus Stigmurus does not feed around 2-3 weeks already and she is also not look like in the pre-molt stage except the pale coloration.
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Topic Re: Tityus stigmurus molting concerns

Post by exMachina on Mon May 13, 2013 8:51 am

ahxean wrote:
exMachina wrote:Hi.. the premolt stage has finally came to an end.. Sad

The reason of her death may be high humidity and the scorching heat of the Philippines.

Still, thanks to GS for taking his time answering this..

I feel sorry for your lost bro. I am also facing the same situation now. My Tityus Stigmurus does not feed around 2-3 weeks already and she is also not look like in the pre-molt stage except the pale coloration.

Thank you for your condolences. I hope your T. Stigmurus will molt soon.
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