I saw 2 babies running about the enclosure and they have their 1st suit of armor! mom is still standing over her babies and im not sure how many of the brood are alive. ( hopefully many ) mom is still hypervigilant so im not going to attemp to separate them just yet, when female scorpions have babies or are gravid they become pretty agressive, no need to have her attempting to sting or get stressed.
Here’s a couple of pictures of the babies. Those pebbles kinda give reference to how small they are, the pebbles are like what you may see on a succulent pot.
Nice to hear that the brood and mama are progressing in a healthy way! So small, and so many changes ahead.
I think its funny those pebbles are already pretty small and baby makes them look large
So cute and tiny!
I hope they continue to grow and thrive for you! Glad that mom doesn’t seem to be snacking on her babies!
Thank you i do too. Mom is being a real good mother she is very protective and she feeds her babies prekilled crickets i put in the enclosure
Yay!! Hooray for your good mother scorpion! How long will she and the babies stay together?
Maybe until 2i possibly 3i but she runs the risk of cannibalism or they 2 each other. Im slowly seperating them as the wander about. Momma is still super protective and aggressive so im trying to figure a way to safely get her separated, this is another reason i have like 12" tongs, no way im sticking my hand near by.
I have to use a plastic spoon to try and gently scoop the babies up since they are tiny. She more or less is guarding her log so she isnt running after me so that good. The spoon definitely puts me in her range so im glad she is just guarding her hide.
You could get a plastic bowl and cover her hide with it, if that is possible. Or a piece of cardboard to put between her and you while you collect babies.
Sounds like separating the brood calls for steady nerves and a steady hand.
It definitely does, the babies are fast but delicate. The mom is the only one to worry about but she mostly stays in her log. I keep her well fed with fresh kill insects so she doesn’t eat her babies. Im still waiting on some scorplings boxes so i can get more babies away from mom. They more or less avoid her now and some huddle together, some have staked out their own place in the enclosure. Im glad i have so many baby roaches now, they are perfect for the babies.
Here momma finally left her log and she was threat posing for no particular reason .
I seized the opportunity to separate her in the enclosure with a clear acrylic book end. She still has access to heat and a hide but cannot be a threat to the babies.
I’ve been having issues with Amazon not delivering my packages and had to reorder the little scorplings boxes to separate the babies. It looks like i have 17 healthy babies, not sure how many if any mom may have eaten. Just hoping this doesn’t distress mom too much.
Once the babies reach 3i they will be available although id have to figure out setting up shop.
One baby just hanging out on a leaf. Most of the babies stay close to each other but some definitely are loners.
Mom and baby picture. I tgink they are beautiful
I find it fascinating that even creatures so young and so tiny have their own personalities. It doesn’t surprise me that individuals are individual, it’s what I know to be true. But it’s always a source of wonder.
I can see several that have their own unique personality.
Very cool, those are great pictures of the babies!
Thank you i try my best with my phone and vision problems glad they turned out good.
Wow what a difference 2 weeks makes! Such a change from week 1 to week 2.
I hope i remember to take weekly update pic to show off all the changes. Its just so amazing to watch.