Giant desert hairy setup

Gabe Ma

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Hi, I’m picking up a giant desert hairy today. I plan to have him/her setup in a 5 gallon tank with coco diver and sand mix. How does this sound? My room fluctuates between 78-82f

do you think I need a heat pad?
 

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I think that’s a good temp but if it gets colder like in winter, you will probably need a heat pan on the side of the tank with a thermostat
 

Ferrachi

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Hi, I’m picking up a giant desert hairy today. I plan to have him/her setup in a 5 gallon tank with coco diver and sand mix. How does this sound? My room fluctuates between 78-82f

do you think I need a heat pad?
I prefer using nano infrared bulbs for heat source...
 

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I would not use there because they dry out humid tanks witch I know this doesn’t apply but they are to big. At least the heat pad takes up less space
 

Gabe Ma

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Thank you for all who are helping. This is the scopes home atm.
I also purchased 10lb of excavator clay. And will mix it with sand
I plan to use a 5G as it’s home or even this large Kritter keeper.

anyone have any ideas for clean up crews? Beside blue deaths? ( they illegal in Canada)
 

Ferrachi

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Thank you for all who are helping. This is the scopes home atm.
I also purchased 10lb of excavator clay. And will mix it with sand
I plan to use a 5G as it’s home or even this large Kritter keeper.

anyone have any ideas for clean up crews? Beside blue deaths? ( they illegal in Canada)
Do you know how old your scorp is ?
 

Ferrachi

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If your scorp is still molting, I wouldn't use clean up crews...
 

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For the clean up crews, desert springtails. They don’t need cleaners but it’s up to you
 

ChiefinOnSomeSkunk

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As stated before they do not need clean up crews but it is every owners choice/preference. However, stay away from clean up crews unless the scorpion is a mature adult. During molting they can cause issues for the scorpion. Overall I recommend sticking to the old fashion way and cleaning the cage yourself. The enclosure looks very nice and I don't see any issues with the setup.
 
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