The mycoses :
The mycoses are
which benefit from
a rate a little high signal of moisture to
develop on the primarily desert scorpions.
One often finds these mycoses on Hadrurus, Androctonus in
the form of brownish or blackish spots,
more or less small. They nothing but do increase
with the wire of time, and are propagated quickly
until the scorpion dies. These spots are easily
visible on the yellow scorpions, but much less
quickly detectable on scorpions to which the
color is close to the black. In fact often
the parts in contact with the ground are touched
in first, namely, the combs, the sternites,
the legs, the rings of the metasoma (tail),
and less often the pedipalps, the prosoma,
mycoses can be treated with market products
in pharmacy and used for man, but in proportionings
much weaker. One can also get, always in pharmacy,
of the parahydroxybenzoate of methyl, diluted
in alcohol, which one locally applies with
a cotton stem. The simplest remedy is to give
a good ventilation to the terrariums and to decrease
Bacterial attacks :
These attacks appear as spots, more or less regular, and of different colors
from the white to the black.
These spots become holes which bore the carapace
of the scorpions and proliferates then in the
organism of this one. Death occurs always
afterwards of long month of waiting. They touch
especially the scorpions living in wet medium,
the specimens most often reached are Pandinus.
They are the result of a proliferation of bacterium
generally due to a bad hygiene of the terrarium.
We indeed noted that the breeders giving
of the mice (alive or defrosted) to their scorpions
were reached of this case, and that the others
never noted this problem. The mice are very
seldom finished, also the time which the scorpion
takes to eat this mouse benefits the bacteria
to multiply above. Moreover scorpions generally
take along the prey in the burrow and does
not finish it, which increases the proliferation
of the bacteria further.
For the moment, we do not have, alas, any remedy
to give. Most of the time when the attacks
are discovered it is already much too late.
Best is to avoid giving small mammals to the
specimens living in wet medium, if not it is
necessary to withdraw as quickly as possible
the remainders of meal before it did not rot.
Moult Problems :
of moults, which are at the very least very
frequent, can also cause fatal consequences.
It happens that for various reasons, the scorpion
entirely did not leave the molt. The old
skin, thus remains stuck on the news. That
also arrives at the level of the pedipalps,
of the legs, but also of the metasoma. The
case which interests us is as follows. The
old skin remains stuck on the anus of the
scorpions, the anus is between the telson and
the fifth segment of the metasoma. Your scorpion
will live a little time, it will eat as usual,
but it will never be able to defecate.
It will inflate until what its intestines
perforate and which its excrements fill up
its abdomen. Of course it will not remain to
him any more very a long time has to live.
leg, a pedipalp
imprisoned in the old skin will have for
being cut most of the time. The embarrassment
caused by this dead appendix could prevent
the scorpion from being correctly nourished.
It is as possible as the dead part rotted and
causes diseases being able to be fatal. The
cutting will have to be very made with a tool
(scissors) edge. It will also have to be taken
care that the loss of hemolymph (blood) is
not too significant. You do not worry for your
scorpion, a leg, a pedipalp
in less will not prevent it from living.
Moreover if your scorpion is not yet adult,
it will be able to regenerate partly or completely
the lost article.
Above, an Androctonus
australis died during
the moult, without apparent reason. Blockings
on this level are, for the scorpions,
always fatal. It is impossible to help
the specimen to leave the exuvie without
being likely to tear off to him certain
parts like the pedipalps,
the legs or the metasoma.