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V. Confusus Set up questions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by BenLeeKing, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. BenLeeKing

    BenLeeKing Arachnopeon

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    Hi, I’m new to keeping Scorpions and just received 2 V. confusus yesterday.
    I housed them in two enclosures one in a rectangle plastic box that looks more “fancy” cause it’s the permanent enclosure for that scorpion, while the other one in just a round tub with a large cork bark just for temporary enclosure. I am just wondering if the rectangular box enclosure set up fine? I used potting soil and play sand for the substrate. Cause I always see my scorpion oh in the open, trying to scale the corners, I’m wonder if it’s actually trying to find a place to hide or is it just a timing behaviour. Cause I have dug 2 starting burrows for it, but either it has trouble finding it, or this speci s just doesn’t really like to hide. Also the one in the temporary enclosure is way more active, when I move it to the light it breaks out, while the on in the rectangular tub is a bit more sluggish, is there a reason for why?
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  2. Mini8leggedfreak

    Mini8leggedfreak Arachnopeon Active Member

    To me it looks like a fairly good setup maybe it’s too damp for the scorpion. I have a little moss on one side of the tank and I mist it maybe once a week. Maybe it doesn’t like potting soil??
     
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  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    It looks way too moist for the one in the rectangle. Let things dry out a bit and see how it behaves then. For new additions there's always a settling in period too, where they'll explore their enclosure, so it's probably still trying to figure out its new home.
     
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  4. BenLeeKing

    BenLeeKing Arachnopeon

    Thanks guys~ I'll keep an eye on them an see if they seem to settle down, an maybe try bother them less.
     
  5. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    they like sand the most. give a moisture gradient for these, they need a dry spot to rest, but like a bit of relative humidity
     
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