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High Humidity Housing Lid

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by empscorp77, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. empscorp77

    empscorp77 Arachnopeon

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    Hello all,

    New member here looking for some advice for housing my emperor scorpion. My current acrylic lid is doing moderately well at keeping moisture in but a more efficient lid would be nice. What do seasoned owners use as covers/lids? My tank is currently 5.5 gal and I will be upgrading to 10 gal in 2 weeks so I will need a new lid that will fit quite well.

    I appreciate all input
     
  2. Solucki

    Solucki Arachnoknight

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  3. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

  4. DreamWeaver8

    DreamWeaver8 Arachnosquire

    for smaller enclosures the glass from a picture frame works very nice, just make sure to tape the sides so it isnt sharp.
     
  5. Boatman

    Boatman Arachnosquire

    Get a sheet of acrylic from Home Depot, cut it to the appropriate size, drill a few air holes & attach a handle.
     
  6. empscorp77

    empscorp77 Arachnopeon

    Thank you for all the replies. I'll be sure to use some of these and experiment a little
     
  7. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    I don't like all the stuff that grows because of the lack of ventilation with a covered top.

    Just use the false bottom with constant water.
     
  8. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Aztek! Guey I've been looking for you paisa pm me.
     
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  9. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    I tried a false bottom when I first set up my Emperor tank several years ago. The scorpions adjusted it to their liking and the pea gravel is now fairly well distributed throughout the substrate. I have screen tops ~95% covered with some type of generic Saran wrap. My Emperors happily co-habitate with a colony of isopods that performs an excellent maintenance job. The only thing growing in my very humid, low ventilation scorpion tanks are baby scorpions, and the plants I deliberately put in there. The live plants help boost the humidity and the hard-working isopods keep the tanks smelling sweet and clean.
     
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  10. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    I had fungi ?
     
  11. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    Did you have isopods?
     
  12. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    No. I did not.
     
  13. MrCrackerpants

    MrCrackerpants Arachnoprince

    tyi
    isopods are your friend : )

    ---------- Post added 03-05-2013 at 11:17 PM ----------

    What temperature are you keeping your enclosure at? I use this set up.
     
  14. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    Ummm, warm? When I had a thermometer on the tank, it usually read between 75 - 80F. When it broke, I didn't replace it.
     
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