C. exilicaida community trial run...

Henry Kane

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I've been meaning to try this for quite a while so here we go. I'm kind of making a trail run of it by just housing a m/f pair first. I will make a larger (and nicer) set up depending on how this goes. SO far the pair seems to really enjoy eachother's company. Every time I look in on them they are always hanging out side by side.

I mist when needed but I'm wondering if a actual water dish may be better...


Atrax
 

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skinheaddave

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Nice setup, Atrax. I wouldn't be surprised if they use some of that cork bark to get it ooooon. Anyhow, I always recommend a water dish, regardless of anything else. Doesn't have to be large or topped off all the time, but having water available most of the time is a good idea.

Cheers,
Dave
 

chau0046

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Great looking scorps!
I`m gonna keep my eye out for some.......
I love Centruroides spp. `cause of there setups. They always seem to have more life in them.With all the vertical hides and plants that they love. "Itsa Beautifa Thing"

Mat=D
 

Henry Kane

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It's a mix of red sand, black calci-sand and a touch of peat.

Thanks Dave and Chau!
A water dish has been promptly added too! :)

See ya.

Atrax
 

Kugellager

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Its about time you got around to putting them together. Maybe you will get some babies out of the experiment. Nice looking set-up by the way.

John
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XOskeletonRED

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Great setups guys. It really makes me want to get some more C. exilicauda. I think I just might do so in the next couple weeks.

adios,
edw. :D
 

CID143ti

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I agree, very nice enclosure. How many C. exilicauda would be required to support a self-sustaining population?

W. Smith
 

skinheaddave

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Theoreticaly, one male and one female are all you need, since they can easily reproduce themselves over their lifespan. In fact, there is little you could do to prevent a population explosion if you had reasonable juvenile survival. It is all about survival, you see.

Cheers,
Dave

EDIT: Of course, if you want to get technical, you would need a greater number to counteract demographic stochasticity and even more to prevent eventual genetic meltdown due to inbreeding. In order to get exact numbers, though, you need to know a lot more about various parameters.
 
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