Filling there water dish with sand?

chau0046

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Every two days , now, I`m removing sand out of my H. Arizonenesis`s water dish. She has begun to burrow all over the place and always manages to top her water dish off every couple of days.

This ever hapen to anybody else?

Mat
 

jper26

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Yeah this happens too me with my H. spadix and my tri color burrowing scorpion. Maybe its there way of saying im not thirsty.
 

Neo

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Who knows there is probably a reason for this.....I'm no expert so...
 

Frank

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Or maybe they just hate the shape of the water dish and want to hide it ;)



Frank
 

XOskeletonRED

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If you fill the water dish every day, they will do everything they can to adjust the humidity to where they like it. If they are unable to succeed, they'll move to a more comfortable area of the enclosure. They are very common to drink water directly from the sand as well. It probably has a means of providing calcium for this genus, considering I have seen them, on more than one occasion of breeding, eating sand immediately afterwards. I use calci-sand mixed with regular fine grain sand. I often walk into the basement and watch them breed. H. arizonensis and H. spadix included.


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Kugellager

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You really only need to put water in the dish once a week for Hadrurus and most other desert species. They get nearly all of their water from the food they eat. I don't even use a water dish any more for my Hadrurus but I do use the under substrate humidification method which allows the scorpions to burrow to the humidity level they are comfortable with.

The same goes with my V.spinigerus, V.coahuilae and Paruroctonus gracilior...No water dish for these little guys as I just mist one corner of their enclosure once a week and they drink from the droplets if needed.

John
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Solar Dart

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My A. amoreuxi, A. australis, A. bicolor, and P. leiosoma would do this all the time....so much so that I no longer even put a water dish in their enclosures.
Conversely, none of my 'forest dwelling' species have ever done it.
I think it is just as XOskeletonRED says. It must have to do with humidity control.
 
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