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what type of plants for scorpionS

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by thumpersalley, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. thumpersalley

    thumpersalley Arachnoknight

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    What type of plants can be placed in with a scorpion enclosure? Will they climb it?
     
  2. The Bear

    The Bear Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yes they will climb plants and it all depends on light source. Is your enclosure around a window or anything?
    I had a setup with a 20 gal. enclosure in front of a window and I grew some jade plants inside until they got too tall to be usefull. You need a desert succulent plant because you don't want too much wet substate due to fungus and small unwanted critters. Oh and something crickets wont eat. I would say Jade is one of the best because it likes it dry, is a hardy plant, looks good, has big fleshy leaves for scorps to hang out on, can be grown in farely low light and is very easy to find in walmart for cheap. Just make sure to check for hitchhickers on the plant before putting it in the enclosure. I think I have typed this before... you should do a search but just in case. You also need to plant the plant deep enough so non of the dirt the plant came with will contact you scorps due to possible fertillizer or even pesticides its a bit of a risk. Check for any unwanted pests on the plant and in the soil.

    I would recomend using fake plants instead of real ones there a lot easier but if you really want to give it a shot then go for it. If I havent scared you off then heres a quick link with basic Jade info http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/jade-plant-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://home.howstuffworks.com/jade-plant.htm&h=395&w=400&sz=29&hl=en&start=16&tbnid=_YU7CeIkpsGDaM:&tbnh=122&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djade%2Bplant%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
     
  3. mkieff

    mkieff Arachnoknight

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    I have a foutain in mine, so I use bamboo. You can cut it so that it does not reach the top of the enclosure. I make sure that all the plants I use if they are close to the top that they cannot bear the weight of the scropion.
     
  4. You need to be more specific as in what types of scorpions etc. There are desert, tropcial, burrowing, bark etc, etc.
     
  5. The easiest plants to maintain are... the plastic ones, they don't die, won't be ate and need no special requirements... :D
     
  6. The Bear

    The Bear Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I second that.:clap: