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C. Sculpturatis tank setup advice

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ScorpSarah, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

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    Just set it up. It will have a locked lid and infrared heat lamp as well. Wondering if I should add more rocks? I only have about an inch or two of substrate which is 50/50 sand/coco fiber. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    They don't need deep substrate they will spend they're time on the wood or bark hides. Having a climbing surface on both the hot and cool side would be a better addition
     
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  3. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    It's always nice to have more hiding spots for such scorpions.
     
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  4. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    That's a good start, but I would add a couple of more pieces of vertically-oriented bark for them to climb and hide in.
     
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  5. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll go get more bark tomorrow and post updated pics :)
     
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  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoangel Active Member

    You don't need the water dish. Don't know they would ever use it.Occasional misting is fine. More vertical surface. Shallow sand substrate is what I use. Majority of the time they will be climbing or vertical. Make sure it is absolute escape proof.
     
  7. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    A water dish wouldn't hurt. Even if they don't use it I always feel better having one there.
     
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  8. I noticed you are using a zoomed thermometer/humidity gauge, have you ever had any issues with it? I recent bought two, and the Temps read the same, but the humidity is different by 8-10 degrees. Is it just a cheap brand?
     
  9. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    They're known for not being greatly accurate. Used more for a "range " in temps
     
  10. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight

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    Yeah they aren't very useful. In fact i'd say they're a waste of money because you don't need them but if you have it why not
     
  11. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

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    Okay, so the scorpion just came in today. I already put it in the tank and didn't even think to take pics so I hope it comes out tonight... It's hiding somewhere right now, but here is the tank setup. The lid is very secure so no chance of it climbing out.
     
  12. Posted in the wrong thread, deleted my Irrelevant info.
     
  13. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Only one? I would opt for several since they have a good reputation of living together and with having a bunch of them in there you're always guaranteed to see at least a couple of them out and about.
     
  14. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    C. sculpturatus is an arboreal species that needs vertical bark and such to climb and hide in.
     
  15. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    This is a perfect setup for a communal project
     
  16. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

    Was not aware they did well in groups, I would be concerned about cannibalism. I may get a couple more in that case. It is a 5 gallon so what would be an appropriate amount of scorps to keep to avoid them cannibalizing?
     
  17. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    Cannibalizing will depend on how well you kept them fed and usually happens in between molts. Best odds are to have a bunch of adults and keep them well fed!
     
  18. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

    Okay, I just bought two more, won't get them until next week though. I'm hoping they are all fully adult and won't have to deal with separating them for molts :) Is there a way for me to tell if they are fully grown?
     
  19. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    Did the place you ordered them from say what instar they are?
     
  20. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

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    They did not say, I'll email and ask. Here is a low quality picture, the best I could get right now. I'm beginning to think its not full grown, including the tail only about 2 inches.
     

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