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Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

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Topic Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

Post by sweetsting on Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:24 am

This is my problem too. until now my p.trans is not molting and she hunts for food but not kill it. heres the link for her picture.

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Last edited by GS on Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:59 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Fixed image link to allow direct display.)

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Topic Re: Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

Post by GS on Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:14 pm

Hi sweetsting,

First, let me set your mind at ease. As per what you have stated and shown above, she does not seem to be in any danger. Molt can be a test of time. While some scorpions may molt "in regular intervals", some may just take much longer time. If I remember correctly, the longest one i've waited for was over a year!

Secondly, what you may wish to do is to improve her living conditions. I'm not sure on the husbandry (e.g. water provision, temp, ventilation, feeding) that you have been providing her but I would recommend that her substrate to be changed to a sand/coco fibre mix or at least, changed totally to sand which is much finer that the grainy stone like substrate you are using now. The concern her is on allowing some moisture in her enclosure that would be beneficial, especially to young/sub-adult desert scorpions. More details on their caresheet here.

she may seemed to be "hunting for food", but if she does not consume her prey, but I would like to think that she's eliminating threats in her enclosure while she may be preparing for a molt.

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Topic Re: Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

Post by sweetsting on Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:41 pm

thank you admin Smile)

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Topic Re: Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

Post by tdark1 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:03 pm

Like GS said, use a Sand/Coco substrate mix, I like 60/40 coco to sand for my Parabuthus.  At that size, I'd keep a small portion of the cup damp (not even half), along with offering a scrape to hide under (for security). If you can provide a piece of bark/cork as your scrape, it also offers the scorpion a point/place to being the molting process.

Cheers,

Rob

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Topic Re: Parabuthus tranvaalicus molt issues

Post by GS on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:47 am

No prob sweetsting.

Good point from tdark.

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