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best beginner scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by phil7870, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

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    i am new to the whole scorpion scene i have 2 snakes and was looking to get into scorpions .my local pet shop has a black one think its an emp but i am more into the white ones i dont no any names yet but i'll get there . basically i want to no what are scorpions need like caging light heat food .another thing i am wondering is how often do u clean the cage what to use as subsrate and how to pick up the scorpion .i no all these question have been asked b4 and im sorry i just want to have it right b4 i get one
     
  2. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/car...ometrus-spp-tropical-forest-scorpions-t38.htm

    you won't need to clean the cahe out much, just remove any uneaten food, and change the water every couple of days. adults should be provided witha big, deep enough water dish to be able to submerge themselves. scorpions are very clean animals and need adequate space to bathe. it can be quite commical watching them :)

    if you get one and are still not sure what species it is, post a pic of it and we should be able to (at least) tell you what Genus it is.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  3. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    white ones

    any ideas on white ones
     
  4. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    ..white ones?

    thats probably just younger instars of the aforementioned species. or recently moulted scorpions.

    there are not any white scorpions your gonna readily find in the pet trade that come to mind...
     
  5. there's pale yellow ones... light colored instead of white colored?
     
  6. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    yeah

    yeah one like that but not a very strong sting on it
     
  7. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

  8. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    best

    what in ur opinion is the best and what do i need to keep them
     
  9. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    just get a desert hairy for the color ur talking about (but a bit more dangerous) or an emp for a truly beginner scorp, both r quite common.
     
  10. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

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  11. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    IMO you'd probably like the desert hairy more... I've heard S.mesa is VERY fast.
     
  12. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    emp

    an emp woud be best to start of with would it
     
  13. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    an emp or a desert hairy.. it's up to you really.
     
  14. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    cage

    for caging i have a spare 10 gallon and what will i use for substrate and heat and food
     
  15. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    for emp any kinda "forest" sub. is good, lotsa ppl use cocoa fiber and peat. for desert use sand. both give hides. keep desert hairy dry, emp about 75% humidity is what i do.
     
  16. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    and food is crix or roaches. like w/ pretty much all scorps.
     
  17. phil7870

    phil7870 Arachnopeon

    want are the good

    what are the good points of both and another question is how do u pick them up
     
  18. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    emps need high humidity, around 80 - 90%. as long as the substrate is moist, you should be good to go. about 6 - 8" of substrate would be ideal, as this species is a natural burrower and should be allowed to do so in captivity. as said.. just feed it crickets / roaches once or twice a week. if it stops eating, don't worry. emps in particular are famous for crazy fasting periods. I have an adult female that hasn't eaten in over a year.

    as for desert hairy, same as emp exept LOW humidity. you can use play sand as substrate, but soak it, pack it down, and leave it to dry out completely, then it should have some stability for burrows.
     
  19. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    hairys are more active and more likely to sting, emps are bigger, easier to handle, and arguably more more impressive looking. also probably easier to get a hold of. talk to pet stores or dealers on here
     
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