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 Asexual Scorpion?

So weíve had this male scorpion (well we thought it was male) since October and it hasnít had any contact with any other scorpions, but oddly enough it had babies!!
I looked it up and found out that it can happen but couldnít find much info. If someone could please shed some light on this strange occurance please let me know!



05/08/06  05:53pm

 #777264


Jadedlilfaerie
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  Message To: Jadedlilfaerie   In reference to Message Id: 777257


 Asexual Scorpion?

Its an Emperor by the way......



05/08/06  05:57pm

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  Message To: Jadedlilfaerie   In reference to Message Id: 777264


 Asexual Scorpion?

Well, I heard that the female scorpion (after mating) can keep the sperm for up to a year or so.



05/08/06  06:32pm

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Metz
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  Message To: Jadedlilfaerie   In reference to Message Id: 777264


 Asexual Scorpion?

P. imperator are not asexual, thus, it was probably a WC female who was gravid (pregnant) when you got her. They generally take several months to give birth.
However, there are some scorpion species that can reproduce without the aid of a male. The particular species names escape me at the moment, but Iíll look them up for you.



05/08/06  06:34pm

 #778295


Jadedlilfaerie
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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 777306


 Asexual Scorpion?

Well Iíve had "it" for 6 months and I was pretty sure it was male, but I guess I was wrong. I didnít think the gestation period was that long!!

But thanx for the info!



05/09/06  01:55pm

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Metz
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  Message To: Jadedlilfaerie   In reference to Message Id: 778295


 Asexual Scorpion?

Yep, 6 months is about average.



05/09/06  11:42pm


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