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My scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by basin79, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    I keep my lass bone dry at the top and I dampen the bottom. She's dug to the bottom so she must like it slightly damp. Of course she probably moves towards the dryer sub at times.
     
  2. Xaratos

    Xaratos Arachnopeon

    Thanks! Ill buy some excavator and mix it into the existing dirt and just stop misting it. Mine rarely ever comes out from deep in the sub but i go over all my scorps with a quick blacklight every night just to see them all come out and i've seen him 3 times in a couple months that way.
     
  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    If you skip to 40 seconds on this video you can see what I did in my enclosure to aid getting the bottom layer damp. It's worked a treat.

     
  4. Xaratos

    Xaratos Arachnopeon

    Awesome thanks! I'm wondering if we have the same species, Mine was just labeled as "burrowing scorpion" I did some googling and I have mine labeled as a Wahlbergii but i'm really not sure, do you think you or someone here could tell from some pictures?

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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Even if they're not exactly the same I'd imagine their care would be similar. Although that's a guess.
     
  6. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    They are a savanna species, so there are variables in humidity, rainfall (generally light), and terrain. The savanna biome is between the lush and the desert. So, these guys can be kept on sand (I would always add some type of soil), or any other substrate. I would suggest limiting the humidity to a water dish, in short, keep them on the drier side. I keep mine on a 80/20 mix of topsoil and sand, with some large shredded coco husks to simulate the grassland common on savannas. The little gem must like it because contrary to the general description of a pet hole, it is out and about at all hours.
     
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  7. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'd take that as a bad sign personally. If your scorpion is out and about a lot it seems it's looking for a better home. Obviously that's just a guess though.
     
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  8. Rik Cuddy

    Rik Cuddy Arachnosquire

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    Mines on coco fibre and sand mixed. Keep it as dry as possible. Never mist and just have a water dish in. If that's wrong then hopefully someone will help us both on here......!!
     
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    Ran Arachnoknight

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    Wahlbergi do not have granulation on their chela, glabifrons do.
     
  10. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    I have considered this, but there seems no indication of agitation and it does use its hide, just seemingly reconnoitering throughout the enclosure regularly. It is also eating well. I shall keep a close eye on it, which is easy because it’s one of my favorites. I love the look, build, coloration, wouldn’t mind another.
     
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  11. Darren0985

    Darren0985 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Really cool pictures
     
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  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

     
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  13. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    Update: I sooo jinxed myself with my posts above about my OG waltzing around its enclosure in plain sight. Two days later I was checking my brood when I saw that it had burrowed along the side of the enclosure. It has subsequently constructed an extensive system that you can observe through the bottom, actually very cool. I guess all things being considered it’s comforting to know it’s “normal”.
     
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  14. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Brilliant.
     
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  18. Chris WT

    Chris WT Arachnosquire

    I just picked up an OG this last weekend and these pictures and conversations have been excellent. The seller didn't know a thing about any of the scorpions they had but I took a chance on what appeared to be a Juvie OG and this info was fun to read and watch.
     
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  19. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

     
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    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member



    For those who won't watch the above video this lass has been hidden away (surprise surprise) for ages. The last time I saw her she was a porker so I assumed the next time I did she'd have moulted. Nope. Caught her out today. I think she'd come out for a sup of water.

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