- Feb 19, 2017
I recently purchased a young Urodacus elongatus. I set up an enclosure for her with red central Australian desert sand and sphagnum moss. There is a section in the enclosure where she can hide under the ground which is closer to the heat mat. I placed her in the enclosure two days ago. When night came she explored the enclosure then discovered the hole. I have misted the enclosure accordingly, and have also introduced a small water dish filled with wet sphagnum moss. She has eaten two crickets, both of which wandered into the hole but since I haven't been able to observe her at night I am assuming that she has not left the hole. There is no moisture in the hole and in the darkness she attempts to climb the glass walls of the enclosure, and multiple times now I have seen her nearing the entrance of the hole but never exiting it. Should I be worried for my scorpion's wellbeing? She sometimes just extends her claws and reaches into the air and touches the roof of the cave, and wanders around like this, circling the cave until she returns to her usual spot. Please Help!