Hoffmannius spinigerus substrate?

photographer11

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While at NARBC this last weekend I purchased 3 stripe tail scorpions. I'm wondering what kind of substrate I should be keeping them in? Also do I need to provide water for them or do they get all required water from their prey? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Red Eunice

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All of my species, except H. arizonensis, are kept on plain topsoil.
Yours are an arid species, so the sub should be kept dry. Peat, topsoil or plain eco-earth is good, you can mix in a little sand but not too much.
They sometimes burrow, but normally make scrapes by rocks and such.
Definitely provide a water dish as they occasionally need a drink.
I might be mistaken, but I thought these were classified as Vaejovis spinigerus.
 
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