View Full Version : number of molts?

06-07-2006, 03:44 AM

i have 4 C.hentzi which i got when they are still 1cm. last week all of them molt. how many times do the C.hentzi molt until they become sexually mature? :? :? :?


Brian S
06-07-2006, 09:50 AM
Not 100% certain but it seems like I read that females mature in 6 molts and males 5. I know that is pretty common with the larger Centruroides spp anyway. Now the smaller species may take 1 less molt in both sexes. I read that I think in The Biology of Scorpions by Polis in case someone wants to look it up and confirm this. I dont have the book with me at the moment