- Jan 7, 2017
Hi y'all, I'm thinking about picking up a Hadrurus arizonensis at the next expo I go to, I'd love to see some of yalls tank setups so I have a better idea of how to set mine up before hand.
I don't actually have one, but I am thinking about getting one in the future. I'd recommend more substrate (8"), but 4" won't hurt it. Make sure that the scorp eats his prey if you use the cactus. You don't want toxins to bioaccumulate in the scorpions systems, if it has any.4in of it well enough? I was thinking about trying to use a live soft needle cactus y'all have any experience with that?
I'm not sure what you mean? The cactus toxins? I believe most cactus would be safe, although I'll of course do my research before hand. Also I plan on getting some blue death feigning beetles to help clean the tankI don't actually have one, but I am thinking about getting one in the future. I'd recommend more substrate (8"), but 4" won't hurt it. Make sure that the scorp eats his prey if you use the cactus. You don't want toxins to bioaccumulate in the scorpions systems, if it has any.
If I do get a cactus it'll be a soft spines, not the really long pointy kind. I also usually remove a scorpion if I'm going to do any serious tank workAdding some clay is a good idea. I personally never liked cactus in the enclosure as it just always seemed to make maintenance a little tricky. Getting stuck by a cactus barb might give you quite a shock thinking you got tagged by the scorpion.
Who doesn't want to hear the Ocean?H. arizonensis is a burrowing species and live in arid regions. With temperatures 74°-84°F they do fine, the upper range is best.
A mix of sand and excavator clay, firmly packed and dried out, is what is normally provided. A mix of soil and sand will also work, but you might have a tunnel collapse. Not a huge deal as they will dig themselves out in short order.
In my photo: clay/sand mix substrate, a water dish (they do drink from time to time) and a piece of cork w/h foilage to be more eye appealing. My grandson added the scallop shell, he said "So it can hear the ocean. Pawpaw!".