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TOPIC: Scorpion Enclosures

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by skinheaddave, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Raan_Jodus

    Raan_Jodus Arachnodemon Old Timer

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    My new P. Trans tank. 5.5gal with 5+ inches of 60/40 sand/peat, some cork bark, stones, and a hunk of drift wood. Hopefully he enjoys it

    **Edit update: That lid, cracked the glass on my tank :evil: :mad: So I'm now out a 5.5gal, which i gotta replace, and probably replace the lid. On top of that, I was happy with the way the tank was right now. BAH!!

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  2. innocence lost

    innocence lost Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    This is my scorp tank. Its a 20L and has one small emperor for now.. The bed is a mix of coconut fiber and green sand..
     
  3. innocence lost

    innocence lost Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thats a great setup. How often do you have to change it out? Is there any chance of the scorps getting down to the gravel? Would that harm them?
     
  4. scorpions tank

    i have 1 emp. scorpion, he has a 20 gallon tank. it has a mesh top. in the bottom i have potting soil, its about 4 inch. deep. in his tank i have 1 large plant. i cut a flower pot in half and put half in the tank for him to hide in. he has a log in the to sit and hind behind. he has a shallow water dish in his tank as well. there is also UV lights on him.
     
  5. ScorpZion

    ScorpZion Arachnobaron Old Timer

    uv lights are not good to expose him to all the time!!!!!!!! get a red heat light and stop using the uv
     
  6. alright i wont use the uv i get the red heat, is it infered heat light????
     
  7. wikkid_devil

    wikkid_devil Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    I clean it out twice a year, the woodlice keep mould etc to a minimum. The scorps can get to the gravel if they are persistant enough, but by the time they get that deep into the substrate it is too wet for them. However, there is a layer of mulch between the gravel and the substrate (which has expanded to about two inches thick through water absorption) I know they dig to this depth as I occasionally find bits at the burrow entrances.
     
  8. innocence lost

    innocence lost Arachnosquire Old Timer


    Thats cool. What heat sources do you have? DO you have something covering the top of the tank or is it open? What does that make your humidity level? :?

    I know .. so many questions! ;)
     
  9. wikkid_devil

    wikkid_devil Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    The lid was removed for the photo's as was the heat lamp. I use a 40watt red spot for heating. The lid is a standard plastic aquarium lid. The humidity is maintained by the water held in the gravel under the substrate (there is about 1" of standing water in the gravel).
     
  10. innocence lost

    innocence lost Arachnosquire Old Timer


    what size gravel do you use? Pea size or the bigger stuff?
     
  11. wikkid_devil

    wikkid_devil Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    Aquarium gravel, so I guess it's about the size of pea gravel.
     
  12. innocence lost

    innocence lost Arachnosquire Old Timer


    trust me , aquarium gravel comes in a few different sizes, but I'll just go with the small stuff, or maybe a mix,... whatever! :D
     
  13. Orange_Demon

    Orange_Demon Arachnosquire Old Timer

  14. Highlander

    Highlander Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Cool but what's in in? :confused:
     
  15. Orange_Demon

    Orange_Demon Arachnosquire Old Timer

  16. Ciryluk3g

    Ciryluk3g Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    This tank houses my 4 Heterometrus cyaneus.
     

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  17. yuanti

    yuanti Arachnosquire Old Timer

    mine

    coconut fiber mostly (wondering if my humidity gauge is broken though wont go above 70 or so %)
     

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  18. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    A. mauritanicus communal cage

    A few pics of my A. mauritanicus set up. There is currently a male and female living here with much sucess; the female seems to enjoy the chula cactus where the male has hollowed out a scrape under the sedimentary stone to the left.
     
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  19. MattM

    MattM Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Very nice cactus indeed! They must love it :D
     
  20. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks MattM, I'm very excited to see them cohabiting in this manner and getting along rather well for a very predatory species. Hopefully I get some scorplings some day.