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Scorpion problems.

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Chickenfeeder100, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    image.jpg I'm not the guy who post probably idiotic post (are maybe I am) but my Hoffmannius spinigerus is starting to worry me. Basically he hasn't eaten in 3 weeks and is sitting around the cage for a few days. The tank is usually 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 76 degrees during fall and winter. The substrate is a mix of vita sand and cocofiber. And it has a few hides.

    You can see a tiny glimpse of his tail.

    Am I doing his husbandry wrong or is it just a scorpion thing.
     
  2. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Everything seems to be ok.. i would just keep. Trying every few days. Have you tried switching feeders?
     
  3. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    i tried feeding it crickets, then mealworms, and then the darkling beetles (pretty dumb but I was desperate). i'm gonna beg my wife to let me keep some dubia roaches. it is possible that the husbandry is wrong and the tank is too big cause a 5.5 gallon tank is probably to big for my little 1.2 inch sling.
     
  4. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    now that i think about, i should give a 32 ounce deli cup.
     
  5. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    That could be it.. i use to have the same issue... they would have trouble finding their foodm putting them in a smaller enclosure with a feeder will get them to come into contact more... it will either ignore it.. eat it... or kill it from being annoyed and leave it dead lol
     
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  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'd put it in a deli cup so it is easier to capture food.
     
  7. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I mean, my problem is not that he is absolutely terrified of his food but the fact that he is just sitting out in the open. I might be over reacting but usually when this happens everything dies.:bigtears::bigtears::bigtears:
     
  8. Chickenfeeder100

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    Update. He molted. And I didn't know about that until right now. So relieved.
     
  9. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member