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 Post subject: White Fungus on Scorp?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:22 pm 
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Please assist.

I recently purchased an Emperor Scorpion. It has been doing fine until today.
I noticed that the top of his tail / stinger appears to be getting covered with a white fungus looking thing.
It is not fuzzy, it almost look like white-out.

Any help would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: White Fungus on Scorp?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Looks like poop to me.

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 Post subject: Re: White Fungus on Scorp?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Humidity? Substrate moisture? Air movement?

My gut says it's fecal material from being too dry, but I'd wait to see what the more experienced scorpion folks say.



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 Post subject: Re: White Fungus on Scorp?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Humidity is 50% - 60%
Little to no substrate moisture.
Decent air movement.

Yea it looks like T poop, so I was not sure if scorps poop the same.

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 Post subject: Re: White Fungus on Scorp?
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:21 am 
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OK, the substrate needs to be moist for this species, at least deep down where the animal can burrow to it.



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