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Communal Setups

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by AP34, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. AP34

    AP34 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    For a communal setup for a P. imperator colony, I took a 40 gallon aquarium and added a false bottom, divided into two sides converging on a shallow pond (I got the idea from YouTube). Dirt and moss were used for the substrate. I added an assortment of plants I found at a nursery, and put several pieces of cork and a large piece of driftwood for hides. To keep it at low to mid 80s in the winter, I have to use several heating pads. IMG_1869.jpg
     
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  2. Inverts4life1

    Inverts4life1 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I love the look of it....very excellent!
     
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  3. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnoknight Active Member

    Looks great, did the scorps move in yet?
     
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  4. AP34

    AP34 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yes, and they seem to like it so far, but I accidentally collapsed part of the burrow in the far right corner grabbing a cricket, so they're currently re-digging some of it. One even burrowed under the false bottom by the rocks and sand, which was surprising haha. I added more plants and some live moss, hope they propagate well. All I need to do for now is attach the light to the underside of the cabinet overhead with some velcro strips. IMG_1950.jpg
     
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  5. kingofall

    kingofall Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Woah. I think i'm gonna try this with my AFS (with a few adjustments). That looks really nice.
     
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  6. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Great!!
     
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  7. AP34

    AP34 Arachnosquire Active Member

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  8. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Lovely setup, you can't beat a natural planted setup. You may have problems keeping the Moss alive long-term with the temperature in the mid 80s. Best of luck though.
     
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  9. AP34

    AP34 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thanks. I have been enjoying it quite a bit. And yes, I actually have had trouble keeping the moss alive. I tried transplanting a few patches of temperate ones, and only survived. I’ve been recently experimenting with a few tropical varieties (unsure of their species) and they seem to be doing fine so far.
     
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  10. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I must say, that looks fantastic! Ohhh, i wish that i was a scorpion and lived there!:angelic:
     
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  11. kingofall

    kingofall Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Same here.
     
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  12. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Great looking enclosure.
     
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