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High Humidity Housing Lid

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

  1. empscorp77

    empscorp77 Arachnopeon

    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

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013
  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

    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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