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MassExodus

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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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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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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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Nicolas C

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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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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?
Thanks. We seem to have waited ages for this one too
 

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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?
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..;)
 

Nicolas C

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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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Marija

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We started ours off in one of these http://bugzarre.co.uk/epages/950002515.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950002515/Products/MVCDB. Because they are Forest scorpions we were advised to put a layer of gravel in the bottom with coco fibre on top. it had a few small pieces of cork bark and a small pile of sphagnum moss at one end. Give it a gentle misting every few days and it should do fine.
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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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