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Topic Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:27 am

I'm going to be getting one of these guys and I was having trouble on the care aspect. I chose to post on this forum because I thought that GS had kept these guys before. I want to make sure what I found is right and any other tips are a big help.

Temperature: 80?
Humidity: 75%
Lots of bark, very small in size, and active. 
Would it be like a Centruroides gracilis?
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by GS on Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:48 am

Hey man,

You are definitely on the right track. I would say they have similar husbandry requirements to Centruroides gracilis.

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Lychas mucronatus are fast growing bark species. Fearless in hunting down their prey and very adaptable to their environment. Main idea is to keep them as you have said in temp around 80F.

For humidity, do not worry about it. As long as the substrate is dampen (moist to the touch and NOT soaking wet), it is ideal for them. Water dish is not needed unless you have those really "mini" ones, as you already knew, these scorpions belong to the smaller sized category. They would usually just drink up from the mist on the enclosure wall or directly from the substrate by pressing their "head" down.

You might have also seen LXDNG79 a.k.a Alex's excellent write-up on Lychas mucronatus:
http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t125-lychas-mucronatus

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For myself, apart from referencing Alex's method of keeping them, I keep them as what has been documented in my Bark Scorpion Caresheet: http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t8-asa-bark-scorpions-caresheet

If you have more queries, feel free to ask Smile

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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:31 pm

Perfect, thank you. Sorry about it being in the wrong place. It was late and I just had to put it somewhere.
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by GS on Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:46 pm

No prob. Gd luck with your incoming addition Smile

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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Thank you!
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:16 am

Would a 6 inch tall deli cup be too large for a scorpling?
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by DolbyR on Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:54 pm

What´s the diameter of that deli?

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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:25 pm

DolbyR wrote:What´s the diameter of that deli?

About 3.5 -4 inches.
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by GS on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:01 pm

So that's a tall deli of 6 inch (height) by 3.5-4 inch diameter.

If your specimen is at least 4.instar, I would say it's great to be in that deli, and you may very well keep at least an adult pair or Trio in their without much issue. At least two bark pieces stacked on each other would be ideal. Sample the container on the left, in the following picture.

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However, if your specimen is 2-3.instar, it might not be easy to monitor where he/she is.
My suggestion would be for your to place one piece of bark in an slanted angle (sample on the container on the right of the above picture), and it would suffice. Easy for you to rotate the deli to locate your little scorpling, as he/she will be either on one side or another. Rolling Eyes

As I have said, they are really hardy scorpions, not to worry. In fact, in my "lab-style" setups, an adult pair can even produce their generation of young in a very small container (as shown below).

Of course, once the female pops, she has to be rehoused to a much larger enclosure Smile

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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:16 pm

Ok, thank you. I guess it depends on the size then.
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by GS on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:36 pm

No prob Smile

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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:59 pm

Can they be sexed at 5i?
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by GS on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Sexing at 5.instar... not sure about that as I have not try to compare differences from underneath (pectinal shots of male VS female). And pectine tooth count between sexes has tendency of overlapping in certain species, especially for bark scorpions.
If anyone has info on sexing Lychas mucronatus at 5i or under, please feel free to share.

I usually watch out for the sexual dimorphism of their chela at 6.instar.


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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by ShredderEmp on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Ok. I guess I'll just have to wait then.
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Topic Re: Lychas mucronatus Help

Post by Miroslav Saric on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:13 pm

Hi, I was wondering if I could download few photos of Lychas mucronatus, for my presentation regarding animals that live in Thailand..?
Copyright of each photograph will be preserved, and if you wish I can send you via e-mail the final version of the presentation..  Smile 
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