I am originally from Buffalo, NY but I am currently living in Flemington,NJ. You think that the heating is too much. Maybe my tank temp gauge is wrong it says it's only 75-80. Also they are hiding in a burrow and I don't see them come out a lot is this due because of them being so young. What do you think of them eating the floating fish sticks that I put in there for the crickets to eat? My scorpions have molted I believe 3 times since I have had them. When I bought them they were like an 1-1.5 inches long. What ingstar would they be now. They are well taken care of though. The pet shop had them in very poor conditions so I saved them and took the bashing from my girlfriend when I brang them home but they are worth it. If my lamp is to hot what what should I use? Thanks for replying. Go Scorpions!Originally posted by Kugellager
It seems a bit much in the heating department for a 29 gallon tank. I use a 60w regular lightbulb on a timer for my 20 long H.spinifer enclosure and they are doing fine. I got them as sub-adults and now they are full grown. They require the same conditions as the Emperors.
The 60w keeps it about 100 right under the lamp and in the mid-upper 70's on the opposite end of the tank. This end of the tank is where thay have dug their burrows. I have most of the top enclosed with plexiglas except where the lamp is. This keeps the humidity up and the temps more stable.
You should not have the heating pads underneath the tank but place them on the sides as scorpions burrow down to escape too much heat. Because of this you risk the chance of frying one of them should they burrow down toward the heating pad. Humidity and misting of the enclosure is also very important with this species.
P.S. Spaz, I am originally from Liberty Township and went to school in Hackettstown...anywhere near there?
I just moved the heat pads to the side of the tank! Seriously do you think I should move down to a lower watt bulb> I am just saying this becasue the next size down is 60 watts and I don't want it to get to cool in there. They seem to have no problem in the molting department. Also maybe it is too warm and that might be why they don't come out too much. What do you think. Go in the chat room if you can so we can exchange questions. Thanks again! Go Scorpions!Originally posted by Kugellager
If the temp. gauges are between 75-80 that is fine; though 85 is ideal for them. If they are molting and growing then the overall conditions you are keeping them in are also fine. I would still recommend not putting the mats on the bottom...if they remain there I would watch things carefully and try not to allow them to burrow deeply over them.
I don't see anything wrong with the fish sticks...never heard of anyone using them though.
I have been to Flemington many times. I had an aunt and an uncle that used to live there. Been to the race track there a few times too.