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Scorpion setup questions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Ghost413, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Ghost413

    Ghost413 Arachnopeon

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    I am getting scorpions and I wanted to know if they could be housed in some plastic storage containers since they are much cheaper than terrariums. Also what is the easiest way to make a burrowing substrate?
     
  2. InvertAddiction

    InvertAddiction Arachnoknight Active Member

    Welcome to the addict---I mean hobby :p Yeah you can use plastic storage containers, just make plenty of ventilation holes on the lid and upper sides of the container(s). I use coco fiber substrate for all my inverts, burrowing species included, and have never had any issues. when you put the substrate in, make sure to pack it down tightly. Don't want loose substrate caving in. What species are you getting?
     
  3. Ghost413

    Ghost413 Arachnopeon

    Haven’t made a final decision on the species but more than likely a desert hairy.
     
  4. InvertAddiction

    InvertAddiction Arachnoknight Active Member

    Nice. Just make sure you do your research on them and post pics of the enclosure BEFORE you get it so we can help you make sure it's properly set up and ready to go :)
     
  5. Ghost413

    Ghost413 Arachnopeon

    BB663425-47A5-4823-8CD0-70F07A1F598A.jpeg E656E530-62DF-4E2A-809E-2D82C61241A1.jpeg This is the enclosure. I have drilled many small holes in the lid and on the sides. Are the holes good enough or are they too small?
     
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I hear excavatior clay mixed with sand works well. Desert hairy scorpions dig really deep burrows in the wild, several feet I’ve read. I think we have them in the wild here and I’ve seen them at the mouths of their burrows at night. I love storage tubs!
     
  7. InvertAddiction

    InvertAddiction Arachnoknight Active Member

    Just as long as the holes are smaller than the scorpion, then you shouldn't have any issues.