My thoughts exactly. What <edit> is going on here? I cannot fathom leaving a deadly species to my friend, I would almost prefer euthanizing it than risk it hurting someone or a pet. Something stinks here.Your "friend" just dumped a hot species on you with no explanation or care insight?
For my small scorps I do a setup similar to yours, with the heat mat on the side. You don’t need to keep track of exact numbers, as long as it stays warm in your house, the heat mat should do it’s job perfectly fine. In my invert room I typically just close the vents so the ac doesn’t cool it down. It stays between 75-82 year round, and ive raised a fair amount of scorplings the same way as you have this one.I know it seems horrible, but I guess they knew I would take it in and do my best, regardless of how dangerous it is... that's just the way I am...
Here's something on the side... right now it's in a shallow container, but don't scorpions like to burrow? This poor guy doesn't have any space for that. If I got Zorak a kritter keeper, would it work? Build up the sand so he can burrow under it. My concern is, the under tank heater, it doesn't seem to be having any effect on the container he's in now, so it should be okay with the keeper right? Oh, the container he's in is inside a 2.5g tank, and the heater is under the tank, with just a bit under his container, so one side of the container has heat and the other side doesn't. The main problem with his container, is it's too small to get a temperature/humidity reading on it, so I have no idea if it's at the right temp/humidity. If I put him in a keeper, I should be able to track that better right?
I am so sorry to bother you all with this, I just want to make sure I take care of him properly and give him the best care I can so he lives a good life, and hopefully a long one.
Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated