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Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

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Topic Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by Dakuan on Mon May 27, 2013 7:53 pm

My H. Arizonensis has been hiding in it's burrow for a while now and it's almost sealed off.
The guy who sold me the scorpion told me that she might be gravid.
I was hoping to get some feedback on a few pictures.

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0111

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0112

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0114

I'll try to get some better pictures, if she gets out of the burrow Rolling Eyes


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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by yames on Tue May 28, 2013 5:44 am

I'm on my phone since my computer died and its tough for me to see the pictures clearly. If you forced me to guess I'd say molt. But I'm no expert on these HA's.
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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by DolbyR on Tue May 28, 2013 7:12 am

How big is she now? Can you get a comparison pic next to a ruler or something?

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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by Dakuan on Tue May 28, 2013 8:26 pm

I'm having a hard time getting good pictures because she spends most of the time in her burrow. I'll try to get some better pictures. Any suggestions on how to get a picture next to a ruler without hurting the animal or getting stung?
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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by yames on Tue May 28, 2013 10:31 pm

Try something like an american quarter? Or put a ruler on the outside of the tank and use a clean new paint brush to sweep her towards that side. It doesn't have to be clear at all! Just clear enough to see the rulers lines and where she starts and stops in it.
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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by Dakuan on Fri May 31, 2013 8:42 pm

Got some new pictures that are pretty clear. The ruler is in cm though.

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0115

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0116

I've also tried to feed her without any succes, the prey was killed without consumption.

Please let me know what you guys think.
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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by GS on Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:25 pm

Hey Smile

This guide may not be conclusive, but may be worth a reference, which of the "signs" did you see her exhibits?
http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t15-how-to-tell-if-your-scorpion-is-gravid

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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by Dakuan on Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:01 pm

Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt? Imag0211

She just sits like this under a piece of slate rock, which is almost directly under the ceramic heater.
There are multiple burrows that she dug herself, aswell as a piece of bark.
Since a week or so she prefers to sit under the piece of slate rock.

Daytemp : 30-33°C // Humidity around 30-40%
Nighttemp: 23-25°C // Humidity around 50-60%

I spray some of the burrows occassionaly and I also have a small waterdish in a corner on the cooler side.

Any thoughts?
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Topic Re: Gravid, fat or maybe ready for a molt?

Post by yames on Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:59 am

From the ruler shot I'd guess pre molt. Try to give her a humidy gradient with hides at each %10 - 20 difference. I would bring the hide she's in up to 60 to try to trigger a molt. Good luck.
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