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Can someone please help?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Dmitry Maksimovich, Apr 13, 2019.

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    Hi everyone! Im really new to scorpions and I recently bought a Israeli gold scorpion (scorpio maurus). I can't seem to find any proper caresheets on it and the ones that I did find all say different things, so if someone could please either provide a link that's reliable or has kept them and knows how to, that would be great. I also can't sex it properly, I believe that it is a female, but if someone can give me a definite answer then that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
     
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  2. thebronzedragon

    thebronzedragon Arachnosquire

    I'm pretty new and haven't done anything with this species so I can't help with the care but I'm pretty sure that's a female.
     
  3. PureXotics804

    PureXotics804 Arachnosquire

    They need it warm but i would advise against a under tank heater bc they burrow down to cool off, so maybe a ceramic light or a heat meat on the side of the tank so they can escape it. The top layer(2-3 inches) needs to be dry and the layer underneath(6-8 inches) needs to be relatively moist. They dig deep burrows and enjoy the humidity (around 60%) in the burrows. You can use excavator sand to make big burrows with chambers than you know wont collapse. I often times fill my deep burrows with moss to have a humid hide. Or if youre unfamiliar with doing all that then you can layer substrate with dry soil on the top and moist underneath with maybe a piece of cork bark as a beginner hide.
     
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