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Communal C. Vittatus Tank

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Kjoygray, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Kjoygray

    Kjoygray Arachnopeon

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    I just wanted to show off my C. Vittatus tank. I have 9 total that I caught in my yard over a few nights.

    No cannabilism so far, but I've observed some of the scorpions "flicking" others with the back of their tail (the sting is facing away). Is this something all scorpions do?

    Most days though, they share a hide or even just pile on top of each other.

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  2. Sempiternal7

    Sempiternal7 Arachnosquire Active Member

    That's awesome! What a great setup too!
     
  3. USMuscle9403

    USMuscle9403 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Yes, they shoo each other away with their tails. That's as far as I've seen it go with this species.
     
  4. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Probably fine as is, but if you throw a couple more hiding spots in there they can use those if there's any sort of conflict. Hate to see cannibalism in a nice group like that!
     
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  5. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    How do you feed communal scorpions? Do you dump lots of crickets in or feed them one by one?
     
  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Perhaps add a vertical piece of bark/wood.
     
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  7. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnobaron Active Member

    Nice setup!
    As mentioned, add more hides to give 'em a sense of security and helps avoid confrontations. Vertical pieces are a plus, this genus is good at climbing.
    I keep 6 C. gracilis in a 10 gallon, always have a few feeders climbing about. Most often 2 or 3 are seen climbing on the cork in the evenings. A large half round cork piece, when lifted, exposes 3 (6i) that are chilling together.
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    In the photo the female, center, I believe to be gravid, is very plump.
    Keeping these communal is much easier than separate enclosures and saves space.
     
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  8. Kjoygray

    Kjoygray Arachnopeon

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    I just dump a few dozen crickets in every two weeks or so. It seems to work fine.
     
  9. Jamie M

    Jamie M Arachnopeon

    Thats awsome i wish my backyard had scorpions :( i have to drive 6 hours or so for even the slightest chance of possibly seeing one
     
  10. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Excellent setup. I recently split my community of c. Sculpturatus because i witnessed some cannibalism take place :(. But now i have the 17 split between 2 enclosures so hopefully the 2 populations do a bit better. 17 in a 10 gallon was kind of pushing it anyway id say
     
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  11. Kjoygray

    Kjoygray Arachnopeon

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    Unfortunately this setup is no more, I broke a hole in the tank by accident. Luckily none got away, but they all crawled out one after another. I guess they could feel a difference in air currents? I'm assuming they're too blind to see a hole in glass.

    Anyways I have them in a large critter keeper temporarily, which sucks, but I havent noticed any changes in their behavior.
     
  12. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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  13. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Oh well i've broken a few glass enclosures myself. Long as you and the scorps are safe. Kritter keepers are pretty solid depending on the size and number of scorpions.