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Topic Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:34 am

I picked up an adult pair of Grosphus Grandidieri 2 weeks ago in trade for some of my baby emps. I figured she looks gravid to me so I started the waiting game. Well it didn't take too long.
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I wish she wasn't eating one when I lifted her hide but I'll leave her now in peace and see what I end up with.

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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:28 am

So I've been looking to see if I'm keeping her right as a desert species and I'm finding people saying these are semi arboreal... Any one seen a care sheet for these? Especially young? Moms been chowing down but i think 7-9 are actually up on her back.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:40 am

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Yep Crud... It's 7 which means she ate 5+ which makes me a bit sad but I guess it's better then nothing considering I don't know what temps she was kept at or the feeding schedule.

The male is still in the same tank with her. Should I bother trying to fish him out? Once again does anyone know how communal these guys are and a care sheet would make my day.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:19 am

Wow so I got quite the surprise today. I went to check on my brood under the hide mom stays oin and didn't see them. So I figured I'd turn over my cork back to see if anyone was hanging upside down off it. Sure enough I'm presented with this site.
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With 5 Babies on her back they appear to be mating again. I'll look for a hanging spermatophore. Can a spermatophore be successfully placed upside down?
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by ShredderEmp on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:58 am



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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by ahxean on Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:08 am

They can mate upside down no problem. As long as it is a successful mating, you have a new brood soon.. haha
Btw is this species a desert type? I thought this is a bark species? I am also confused.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:57 pm

It seems they are somewhere in the middle. Semi arboreal I guess. From Micheal's paper they were successfully kept like a desert species with a little extra water always offered.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by GS on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:43 pm

For the question on communal living, no one can guarantee that their successful result can happen to any of us in an exact manner. Specimens of the same species may have different behaviour and may be affected by the different husbandry provided.

I would suggest that your consideration be placed on how many slings you currently have at the moment, and how much risks you are willing to take.

For your situation of a slightly smaller brood, I would recommend you to raise the juveniles up in individual setups until you have a steady supply of broods going on.

Congrats for this brood, keep it up.

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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:45 am

I'm 1 step ahead of you GS. I was thinking the same thing. I actually moved the male to his own enclosure tonight as a precaution for when the babies molt to 2i. He hasn't been interested in eating in almost 3 weeks. I didn't want him to get snacky when they start wandering around. I also offered the mom a head crushed cricket which she went for all out. I offered her a second which she took and is carrying around right now. This is all in preparation/expectation of the babies maturing shortly. It's been 7 days so I'm guessing a molt will be soon.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by GS on Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:36 am

Excellent work.

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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:51 pm

They started molting last night and sadly mom started eating them as they came off her back. So when I peaked in I saw this.

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So that's one in pre molt up bey her head and then down at the back is one just about out of the molt just the tip of the tail still in. So I decided to take drastic measures and lifted the molting one off by the molt and set ti up in it's own cup. Then I gently while keeping mom at bay took the pre molt one off and set up an incubator just as GS has shown us in how to incubate 1i scorpions. 

I'm please to show off the only 2 2i scorpions I had survive this ordeal.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:44 pm

So this is the baby that molted in the incubator. It's been 2 weeks and has no interest in feeding on live, head crushed, partly maimed pin head crickets.
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He died this weekend. So now I'm down to just the single survivor. Who seems to be thriving. Has eaten every 4 days without any difficulty and is fattening up nicely.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:04 pm

Just to show the difference here is the sibling but looking pre molt now 14 or so days after molting to 2i (only one day faster then the dead specimen) after having eaten 4 times. I note the color difference and suspect the other one never fully developed properly.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:40 am

here is my little trooper. The only survivor of the first brood. Turning 4i
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:41 am

And I just noticed you can make out a she's a she in the shed there. FUN!
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Here is my 1 surviving baby. She would eat every day if I let her. This is from last night. I had fed her earlier in the day and when I went in to check on other inverts here she is praying for more food from heaven.
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Topic Re: Grosphus Grandidieri Brood

Post by yames on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:05 am

My 1 survivor has molted again and is looking stunning. Gone are the baby colors and she is starting to really look like her mom.
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Hopefully it's easy to see that enlarged tooth. A clear indication of female.

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