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Bazaar tooheys

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My scorpion is being weird! She keeps walking up an down the length of the tank then tries to climb in the corner then just sits there for ages. Is she okay? And do you think she preg or just fat. 1st pet, I'm worried! IMG_20160801_134545.jpg IMG_20160801_134413.jpg
 

Holdenon5

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Looks to be a Heterometrus and they need humid conditions up to around 85%. Take sand out and put in damp coconut fiber
 

G. Carnell

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As he's from Australia, it looks similar to the genus Urodacus which you find there

--- doesnt look like Heterometrus to me!

Any aussies on the board>?
 

Nella Bella

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My child lives in coconut pete, humidity i try to keep between 60-70%, temp in high 20's for a Urodacus Novaehollandiae... Its hard to tell without know the exact species name.
 

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Bazaar tooheys

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When I first got I just had soil/Coco peat mix. I got a tank from a friend. It was already full of sand. I spread the soil/Coco on one side with logs, bark and leaves. I have 6 bags of sub on order to replace the sand which should arrive next week. I didn't want wait, felt bad keeping her in lil box.
 

Bazaar tooheys

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I don't have humidity or thermometer yet, also waiting. I have a spray bottle I use everyday to keep the moisture in and recently added a water dish. I was told she doesn't need water but soon as I put it in she ran for it, sat there drinking all nite. Poor girl was so thirsty.. I think that may have been the problem.. I was pretty worried.
 

Bazaar tooheys

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Hey shining! Yea irodacus manicatus yea? And I'm from Australia 100%, Sydney boy born and bred. Who else is Aussie here?
 

Bazaar tooheys

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Also guy I got her from said she was pregnant (or gravid right?) Wot do u guys think? Am I gonna have a brood of my own?
 

shining

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Hey shining! Yea irodacus manicatus yea? And I'm from Australia 100%, Sydney boy born and bred. Who else is Aussie here?
I don't know if it's a Urodacus manicatus. That's just a guess. Your pics are too blurry to say without a doubt. There is another Australian person here, she showed herself in one of the other comments on this thread.

You may indeed have a brood on the way too.
 

Nella Bella

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I don't have humidity or thermometer yet, also waiting. I have a spray bottle I use everyday to keep the moisture in and recently added a water dish. I was told she doesn't need water but soon as I put it in she ran for it, sat there drinking all nite. Poor girl was so thirsty.. I think that may have been the problem.. I was pretty worried.
Hey @Bazaar towhees if it is indeed a blackrock (irodacuk manicatus) then make sure the coco peat is damp only not saturated. :) Glad she likes the water bowl too!
 
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