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Ollie
01-28-2008, 07:30 PM
For those of you who got the young B. jacksoni from me recently, the four I have left have all molted in the last two days so yours should be about due as well. Here's a couple of pictures showing the difference in size between the molt and the 3rd instar scorps.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/Bjacksoni002.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/Bjacksoni3rdinstar.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/Bjacksoni011.jpg

Cheers,
Ollie

Neil
01-28-2008, 07:36 PM
I'm kicking myself in the butt for not grabbing one or two of them from you.Maybe next time.

Spidermat
01-28-2008, 08:39 PM
i'm so happy did grab 2.. they are wicked!

Kioka
01-28-2008, 08:40 PM
These guys are so cool, should had gotten 4. :(

Waiting for a molt though! One guy look more swollen than usual right now, so I am guessing it's a pre-molt stage.

Pitsnherps
01-28-2008, 08:59 PM
Interesting looking!
I dont think I would be able to own one no offence Lol
They give me the creeps

Alberta Bred Geckos
01-28-2008, 09:24 PM
Neat stuff! I had to take a double take on that, lol the molt looked almost like a second scorp hahahaha

dogstar
01-28-2008, 10:58 PM
Ok, don't laugh at me, but how do they get out of their old carapace or whatever it's called?

Michael
01-28-2008, 11:04 PM
Ok, don't laugh at me, but how do they get out of their old carapace or whatever it's called?

check this out, scroll down to post #4, it shows most of a molt sequence.
http://atshq.org/forum/showthread.php?t=877

Ollie, they look awesome, put me down for a couple if you get another brood at some point:) it sucks i had no room this time around:(

dogstar
01-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Very cool... wasn't sure where to search for that, but thanks.

Not my kinda pet, but they do look neat.

TJEATWORLD
01-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Pictures look great Ollie! The little guys are so cool to watch! Thanks again for sharing! :D

bean
01-29-2008, 10:16 PM
they are so cool!

Ollie
01-30-2008, 09:28 AM
Hi Brandon,
I don't think it's a problem feeding them that much or that often while they are young and growing. As they get older though, you had better cut back so they don't get obese. I don't feed as much since I don't want to be continually running out and buying crickets and they seem to grow nicely just the same. I know a steady supply of crickets is not a problem for you though! LOL

Ollie

Kioka
02-02-2008, 02:26 AM
I need to get a good Canon with macro-shot for $200. It's one of those moments...

Damnit, I caught one of my scorpion in the molting procedure. I am watching it right now and it's really neat!

Ollie
02-02-2008, 09:49 AM
Andrew,
I bought a Canon S3 IS on e-bay late last year for about 200 bucks. It has the supermacro feature which is all I've used so far. I did buy a macro lens as well but haven't experimented with it yet. The S3 IS is not the latest model but works fine and is not as expensive as the S5 IS.

Watching them molt is interesting. Watching T's molt is even more interesting. Last night one of my C. lamanai, a Belize Cinnamon, molted. She had tunnelled under her substrate and built a chamber on the bottom and against the back wall of the cage. I guess she figured no one could see her molt down there. Little did she know. Last night I turned the KK around and there she was on her back getting ready to molt. She's all done this morning. I record all the molts my T's have so I can track tendencies etc. and when I can I save the molts so that I have a visual record of the progression of growth. This isn't always easy as they sometimes destroy the exuvium or it's impossible to get like the C. lamanai last night.

Ollie