:? My A. australis blocked off its cave. It has a mound of sand on one half of its tank that is half covered by a flat rock. Under that rock is all hollowed out to make a cave and that is where it is most of the time. Last night Spike, the scorpion, was under his cactus looking very very fat. I dont deprive Spike of food at all so it might just be fat on food but is it possible Spike is a gravid female? Could this be why Spike has gone into its cave and totaly blocked off both enterences? I mean there isnt even a crack around the edge anywhere. Maybe he/she is just making a burrow now, and not just a cave, and the extra sand that is being moved is just blocking the enterence still. Should i life the rock a little to see if Spike is ok under there, or just let it do its thing?