Friday, June 12, 2009

New Photos of the Scorpions

The babies are over a month old now. We're finding molted exoskeletons, so that means they're growing! This is probably the second molting--the first one happens pretty soon after they are born. They will molt between 5 and 7 times before they reach maturity, and for these guys, that will probably take up to 8 months or longer. I really wish we had realized that the mother was pregnant when we saw her so huge-looking, though I'm not sure what we could have done. Disturbing her while she's giving birth can really mess things up, as in, she might just eat the babies. Ick!

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