- Jan 16, 2017
Hey everyone! Got my first desert hairy scorpion yesterday and just had a few questions, any help will be appreciated. I use a heat lamp right now just because it was convenient and already had one, thoughts? Will it be to hot in a decent sized closet? Also I use a combination of Rept Sand and Eco earth (more sand than earth). Ive heard that if you only use sand it will collapse on them easily whenever they burrow, thoughts on that? I have mealworms, crickets, and dubias from my work right now and I was planning on trying to each just to see what he liked the most, what have you guys had the most luck with? The breeder I got him from also told me he gave a Mada. Hisser roach (very surprised he was able to eat it based on size) and he said he should be good for a few weeks. Another thing I was curious about is how often they molt? Im sure its not the same for all but just a general idea. And I know they average max size is somewhere around 6-6.5 inches, my little girl is probably around 2-2.5 inches right, for those of you who have large DHS how long did it take to grow that large? I'm sure I'll have some more questions eventually but any info you guys can give me would be awesome! I work at an Exotic Vet in North Carolina and havent owned a scorp before but worked around them and many animals like it and Im very excited!