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Topic [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:06 pm

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[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_4th_brood_by_GS_pic2

Rhopalurus junceus (Herbst, 1800)

Origin and occurrence:
Carribean (Cuba and Hati) and South-America (Venezuela)

Size of adults:
Males: 6.5cm /-
Females: 8.5 cm /-

Speed:
High

Appearance (adults):
Gorgeous Orange in slight reddish tint

Sexual Maturity:
Males: 6.instar
Females: 7.instar

Sexing/ Sexual Dimorphism:
Comparison between an adult pair:
[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_sexing_by_GSscorpions82_200612

Males:
Apart from the slimmer body mass as compared to females, they have a noticeable "tooth" on the moveable finger (tarsus) with the fixed finger (tibia) slightly curved; resulting in a gap between the tibia and tarsus when the chela is fully closed.

Females:
They have bulkier body mass and their chela is able to close fully in a relax position.
The convex and concaves matches.[/color]

Significant sexual dimorphism of the chela begins at 6.instar:

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_sexing_by_GSscorpions82_141211_pic1

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_sexing_by_GSscorpions82_141211_pic2

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_sexing_by_GSscorpions82_141211_pic3

Typically, males attain sexual maturity at 6.instar and females at 7.instar.

Mating/ Promenade-a-deux:
[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RhopalurusJunceusMatingbyGSscorpions82

Signs of a Gravid female:
[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_gravid_7i_by_GS_220512_pic1

1.INSTAR:

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[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_1st_instars_by_GSscorpions82_pic2

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_1st_instars_by_GSscorpions82_pic8

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_b2_1i_by_GSscorpions82_021211_pic2

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_b2_1i_by_GSscorpions82_021211_pic1

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_1st_instars_by_GSscorpions82_pic10

2.INSTAR:

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[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_2nd_instars_by_GSscorpions82_141211_pic1

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet Rhopalurus_junceus_2nd_instars_by_GSscorpions82_141211_pic2a

D.I.Y "TREEHOUSE"

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[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic6

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic7

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic8

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic9

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic10

[ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet RJ_5i_Pic11

LIFE-CYCLE VID:



FEEDING VIDS:

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MOLTING VID:

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Rhopalurus Junceus Molting Sequence - 5th to 6th Instar

FULL BREEDING REPORT:
Rhopalurus junceus

HUSBANDRY:
[ASA] Bark Scorpions' Caresheet

Cheers,
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by Androctonus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Excellent and very useful. Thank you very much.
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:25 am

Thanks mate. Feel free to let me know if there's any queries Smile

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by vandalcore on Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:21 am

Thanks GS and more power...

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by exMachina on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:04 am

These scorps can be housed communally, right?
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:35 pm

With sufficient food, space and hides, yes you can. Along with ideal husbandry being met, cannibalism is greatly reduced when housing juvenile to sub-adults communally.

However, It is still not 100% fool proof.

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by Gim0o on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:48 pm

thanks gs man. this is really informative..
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks Gim0o. There's more info that I should be putting up to make this a more holistic guide. I'll be working on that.

Meanwhile if there are queries, feel free to ask Smile

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by ShredderEmp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:37 pm

Has all the info been updated?
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:27 am

Not yet. Let us know if there are specific questions at the moment Smile

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by ShredderEmp on Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:43 am

Ok. I was just wondering how big a 4th instar would be.
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:11 am

4.instar's full length averages between 2.8-3.8 cm (estimated)

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by ShredderEmp on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:21 am

Ok thanks. What would be the max of a 5th instar?

Edit: So sinc the lil' dude is about 5 cm that would make him 5th instar?
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:32 am

My apologies for the late reply.

For what I have documented, 5.instar are usually between 3.5cm to 4.8cm.

5cm (in exact measurement) could be a 5th or 6th instar.

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by ogopogo5000 on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:57 pm

what size is that deli in the pic with the DIY tree house? also the size of the corkbark?

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:35 am

Delicontainer: floor diameter is about 8cm, height at about 10cm.
Corkbark's measurement can be estimated from above.

On a side note, with respect to the rest of the community, please take a couple of minutes and post a self-intro at the Introduction section.

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by lazydonut on Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:25 pm

Hey GS. Is there a difference in structure of the pectine teeth like in emps where males have longer ones vs females. I have a problem sexing some Rhopalurus as they are still young and pectinal tooth count for sexing is redundant.

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Hi lazydonut, sry I haven't pay attention to that, at least... the difference might not significantly noticeable, from my point of view...

I'll usually wait till it's around 6.instar to sex it via the method at post #1 Smile

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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by lazydonut on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:19 pm

okay. thanks for the reply! 
and to my experience so far, they are rather fast growing.
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Topic Re: [ASA] Rhopalurus junceus caresheet

Post by GS on Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Yes they are Smile

You will enjoy the experience of watching them to adulthood. Truly amazing.

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