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1st Brood of a 1st Born

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Tongue Flicker, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Tongue Flicker

    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    The last remaining unsold child from the 1st batch of my late H.hottentotta has finally given birth! Making her mama and me, proud :D

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    She's still in labor as i type this ^__^
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    Lawrence b Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Good luck with the babies you gonna keep any.
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    I'm already keeping 70+ babies from previous broods plus this 32 slings lol
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    AlyeskaWolf Active Member

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    Wow...Ok, you are definitely someone I need advice from!



    I just got my first scorpion a few months ago...and it seems she was pregnant when I got her...so I am doing my best to prepare for something totally unexpected, but if you can give any advice I would really appreciate it...I'm an anxious mamma! I am already trying to find homes for when they leave her back. Shes an Asian Forest Scorpion.
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Well the best advice I or anyone else keeping a scorp could give you is to just leave your scorp be. Scorps unlike Ts stress easily even with the slightest tap, bump or window light and a stressed, gravid scorpion could either labor in early and eat the babies or you'll end up having very few babies instead.
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    AlyeskaWolf Active Member

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    Happy to report I did notice a huge difference between them right away, and I do leave her be. She def stresses faster and easier than my Ts...at night she just either eats/drinks, or she goes nuts trying to climb up the tank...
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    Is it normal for them to get so restless?
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Yes. Restlessness, paranoia, overdefensiveness is normal for gravid scorps regardless of species. It is a good idea to put a lot of hiding places though or darken her tank by temporarily covering the sides up til she gives birth
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    I have partially covered her tank to darken it. And she has a hidey spot she loves.
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Darkness makes her feel safe, just check it out every night with you phone flashlight so its not too bright
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    I'm usually up late and do, shes either eating (shes a hungry girl) or trying to be an escape artist. Calm during the day though. Her good appetite and energy give me positive feelings, but I still feel like an anxious grandmother. Lol.

    Thanks for all the advice, no matter what I read online they never go into specifics like you need them to. I always prefer advice from someone who has experience.
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Pregnancy behavior varies per species i guess. The one i got above, runs around in a funny panicked way when i open her tub. Never defensive just nervous. My P.trans was just lazy and rarely moved during her pregnancy and my H.longimanus, well just defensive and active as always
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    Mine puts on a defensive front, but then just gets anxious. Its like a bluff. She has been a lot more calmer since I've kept her in a darker lighting.
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    Lol I have always wanted a scorpion
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Then get one! Haha! No invert collection is complete without having at least one :D
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Amazing photo up top! How're the babies doing? Got any spares ;)
    Would love to see some more photos in our media gallery if you get a chance to upload some!
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    Will do! The babies have gone off the mom's back now and some have started eating just earlier
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    You know, considering how many things I will hold and have, scorpions always made me oddly nervous. They're beautiful, but I won't hold the one we have for outreach, even if someone else is holding him and he's behaving just fine. Those babies are awesome, though!
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    The babies are rampant now hehe