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Topic 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:21 am

I just have the 1 picture for now. My emp is currently giving birth in my scorpion room so too much flash photography would be frowned upon...
I'll label them up 1-8 for future line ups. Naming will probably happen too based on a first come first serve basis.

Here's what they all look like!
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by DolbyR on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:47 am

Awesome addition James!

Can't wait to see your photo-documentation of their lifecycle Smile

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:20 pm

Thanks buddy. Your quick reply gets #3 named DolbyR.

They are so small and waddle around in their cups but I love how they hold their tails straight up like they are daring someone to touch them.


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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by GS on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:47 pm

Nice chubby little one there!

Stalker alert! lolz

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:38 pm

#2 GS
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:07 pm

I bought some tiny crickets today and tried a feed. #7 seemed the hungriest and actually got to feeding right away.
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#7 still has no name... it's a little sad...
But even thought he didn't ask for it our other Mod extraordinaire get's one named after him.

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by Shakudo on Thu May 02, 2013 10:50 am

Hi!

Looks great!!!

I soo badly want one of those..... I am actually thinking of ordering one from Germany...

Looking forward to more pics!!


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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Wed May 08, 2013 5:04 am

So the I've lost two of these guys this week bringing me down to 6. 1 just died for unknown tiny reasons. And the one that really makes me mad was a pin head cricked chewed up another one. I was shocked. I had left it on there for 2 min before looking back and it was havoc.

But I'm rewarded with this capture upon getting in tonight. I'm guessing he/she is going into 3rd i
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by GS on Wed May 08, 2013 8:24 am

Seems like a good size increase for this molt Smile

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Wed May 08, 2013 4:07 pm

It's been 8 hours and he/she hasn't progressed. I'm so sad. I'd need a micro surgery kit to try to help with this molt. But I've resigned myself that I'll be down to 5 Bi colors soon.

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by ahxean on Wed May 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Hi yames, did you provide hides for those a.bicolor?
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 pm

Yes they all have half shell hides. Made from paper towel rolls that I cut down. It's pretty much identical to how I raised my LQ babies but these guys are giving me trouble. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO annoyed right now.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by ahxean on Thu May 09, 2013 3:08 am

yames wrote:Yes they all have half shell hides. Made from paper towel rolls that I cut down. It's pretty much identical to how I raised my LQ babies but these guys are giving me trouble. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO annoyed right now.

Hm.. I guess it is maybe just bad luck. Neutral
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by DolbyR on Thu May 09, 2013 7:50 am

That's not nice...

what kind of humidity are you keeping for these guys?

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Thu May 09, 2013 6:25 pm

I'm misting 1/4 of the cups every 5 or so days to maintain a moist haze on the far side from the heat. I can probe it to see what I'm actually hitting. but I would guess it's 60-80 RH.

I found this guy today and am so happy.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by GS on Tue May 14, 2013 4:23 pm

We have trust in your "enclosure settings", those that did not make it under the same living condition should most likely be the weaker ones from birth.


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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:54 pm

Here are some updates I think they are 3i now.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:18 pm

These guys have been tough to raise for me. I'm down to 2 from my original 8 it's very frustrating. But here are what the 2 look like now.
Both of my survivors are female so I'll need to source a male if I want a breeding project to take off.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:02 am

Of the 2 that have survived from the original 8 I found this little gem just yesterday. That tail is starting to get nice and fat.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by DolbyR on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:37 pm

6.instar?

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:21 am

My records show 7i and I must have got it at 2i. Isn't 7 the max for these guys? If that's the case she is going to be very small. Molt interval was only 52 days from 6i to 7i.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:50 am

I went back to my notes to reread everything and this is what I recorded.
brought her home - 3i 21 days
3i - 4i 23 days
4i - 5i 40 days
5i - 6i 37 days
6i - 7i 52 days

I wouldn't say I power fed her or anything. I would provide 1 small to med sized cricket every 3-4 days slowing down as molts approached upped to every day or other day right after hardening up after a molt if she was out actively hunting. Prey was removed if she didn't grab it right away.

This is her beside that trusty quarter which is 7/8 of an inch.
I figure she is 1 1/2" maybe 1 and 3/4" mouth to anus which seems very small.
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Post by DolbyR on Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:06 pm

Yep, 7.instar is usually the max for A. bicolor.
Sometimes, some specimens just stay smaller but that generally doesn´t have any impact on their longevity or breeding ability, so I wouldn´t worry too much about it.

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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:33 pm

Thanks bro. It seems like all the ones I got were the weak and small variety. Loosing 6 to molts etc.  Now I just need a GIANT male to power up the offspring with good genes.
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Topic Re: 8 new Androctonus bicolor

Post by yames on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:09 am

My other female has fully matured and she is a bit bigger then her sister. But not by much.
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