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My first scorpion! - Smeringurus mesaensis

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Avicularia Kael, Jan 5, 2019.

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    I would think it's probably getting ready to moult. I don't know the habits of this species personally, but it's not unusual for a burrowing species to avoid both the extremes of winter and summer by sealing themselves in their burrow for a month or two, but usually juveniles use the time to moult and adult females give birth. It might just be it's internal clock telling it that it's winter.
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    Ok thanks. I'll try to find out as much as I can about there molting habits and reproductive habits just in case.
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    Officially it hasn't eaten for a month. The last time I fed it it was on 1/5/19. That was the last day I ever saw it eat. I have left crickets in there and they disappear but maybe the get buried in the sand? It was fed 2 crickets that day. It was the day I got it too. I assume it is
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    It has been doing well in its burrow underneath the cork bark. Always refuses food.
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    Yay! It finally ate again. The victim was a 3/4" cricket. Couldn't get any pictures without disturbing it sorry!
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    image.jpg Mixed the sub with some kind of clay sand from my neighborhood (perfectly clean). I made it a starter burrow and it has already dug out some more.