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Heterometrus petersii

Discussion in 'Scorpion Talk' started by Enn49, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    They're doing great thanks Mass. Tic is very confident and wiil stand its ground waving those pincers at you but Tac has always hidden away until recently and is now coming up to moult.

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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Gorgeous. I'm glad they're doing well for you :) Scorplings, in my experience, are a bit more delicate than spiderlings. They grow tougher as they grow bigger. I've researched as much as possible and I still lose the little ones occasionally. Scorplings being kept the same as the rest just die for no reason..ugh, I'm being grim again. Yours look healthy though, and seem to be past the more delicate, tiny stage. You should check out flat rock scorps ;) Very cool, they get big and unique looking, have weak venom and huge claws. Very simple to keep and available. Mine has pinched me a few times but never stung, and she lets go fairly quickly. She's a character :) I've read they are very tough to breed. I'll be trying it soon, anyway.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Sadly Tac never moulted and died yesterday :(. The good news is that Tic is growing like a weed, very confident and very visible now:).
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    Sorry to hear you lost one of the scorpions. What kind is Tic?
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    Thank you. Tic is a Heterometrus petersii as was Tac,
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    An update on Tic.

    It's turning into a very confident little scorp, eats well and seems to be growing well. Tonight it wandered onto my sons hand and almost refused to go back into its container.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think a moult is about due.
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    Most definitely:) they look like little sausages before a molt :)
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    @MassExodus I just think it's weird the way the segments part.
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    Fit to burst, that moult must come soon
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    Best of luck with your scorps molt! My P imperator should have molt a thousand years ago, but I'm still waiting... Definitely not the same pace as tarantulas... or is it me not caring well?
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    Thanks. We seem to have waited ages for this one too
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    Somehow I don't think it's you Nicolas :) It is a bit like waiting for water to boil, don't stand and watch, it takes forever..;)
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    Tic finally moulted last night.

    I caught it just emerging last night
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    All shiny new this morning
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    Bravo bravo! As many molting issues seem to happen with scorps, it's great yours is fine!

    Mine isn't ready at all (still waiting...) :(
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    A few new pics of Tic.

    In its favourite hidey hole
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    "I'll get you"
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    Dinner is served
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    Yummy. (The dark patch on the cork is 1.75" to give you an idea of Tic's size)
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    Gorgeous scorp. :)
    I just ordered an adult Heterometrus petersii from www.spidersworld.eu. Any advice on housing it Enn? Thank you
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    I think I'll have a big glass tank ready for it when it arrives. I'll get some gravel and a good hide then. So the coco fiber needs to be damp, right? Is the sphagnum moss mandatory?

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