Help!! Help !!

Redjunior

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Hello, I need urgent help!! I have 2 Androctonus crassicauda, one died lastnight. They were fine at the start, but now they reject any and all food, aren't active and I feel like something is off. Sadly one died lastnight, he looked pretty skinny so I'm thinking it's cause he wouldn't eat? The other is pretty plump. I spray some water in once every few days ( 2-4 days, depending on room humidity ) crickets every 2 week, nothing larger then the scorpions themselves. They're on zoo med excavation clay for substrate along with some yellow sand ( washed, baked and thoroughly cleaned ) they have air holes.. their set ups are decent. But not sure what the hell happened... I really really really don't want the second to go ( I doubt he will, he's pretty well fed and seems to be active ) anyone got anything ? Google isn't much help. Any input helps hugely and is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Chris LXXIX

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It's not that easy without pictures, man. Can you upload some? Scorpion (of the dead one as well, if available) and the whole enclosure.

I'm not exactly a scorpion man, now, but I wouldn't spray too much around those: IMO a water dish always full and sometimes a bit of water poured directly in the substrate are better.
 

Redjunior

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I spray depending on room humidity. My house gets pretty dry sometimes so every few days I do need to spray a bit, a shot or two of a mist spray. Maybe a bad idea still.. but my second scorpion seems fine atm. So not sure what went wrong.
 

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Redjunior

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Hard to see the other one, but he's pretty fat and is responsive to opening the deli cup. The first pic, hard to see ( my camera is horrible ) is much skinnier, but his behaviour was odd. The whole rejecting food and not being seen for days and days at a time.
 

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Sorry for your loss. How long have you had them? New arrivals or established?
 

ScorpionObsession

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i ordered 7 Androctonus species scorpion all the same species but 3 came from a different locality then the other four,i kept them all seperate. Out of nowhere recently all 3 from the same locality died. The other 4 are fine and seem healthy(as did the others). I have no explanation why except that they were maybe in a bad brood or just unhealthy.
 

Redjunior

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Yeah, hopefully everything is fine. They are new arrivals, only a couple months in. Still worried a bit about the other one. I'll be keeping a eye on him. :(
 

brandontmyers

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Honestly, sometimes it just happens. Conditions look pretty good. I have had many scorpions, young and old that just die for no reason. It is an unfortunate part of the hobby.
 

Redjunior

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I think I found what happened. In the back of the little cave I found some cricket limbs. I know crickets rotting give off fumes that can be bad for aracnids and insects. So I'm thinking that might be what did it.
 
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