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Top view of Diplocentrus melici with babies

Collected near Chavarillo, Veracruz, Mexico | 0 comments
Diplocentrus melici with babies on her back.
Diplocentrus melici with babies on her back.

In the above photo you can see about nine baby scorpions riding on the back of their mother. The babies have molted about 3 days ago, and are now second instar. Diplocentrus melici is one of the three Diplocentrus species that are known to live in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

This gallery is part of Photos of second instar Diplocentrus melici.

When the baby scorpions have left their mother and don't return to her back, I will move each to a small container, and keep the juvenile scorpions the same way as another Diplocentrus species I keep: Diplocentrus Bereai, also from the state of Veracruz.

A close up of the scorpion babies.
A close up of the scorpion babies.

In the above close-up photo you can see about eight baby scorpions. After their first molt they now resemble much more their mother, except for the nearly white color and size of course.

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