New Divided Scorpion Enclosure!

WeightedAbyss75

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Just thought I'd share my newly made terrarium for my Hadogenes sp. scorps that are arriving. I took a spare 20 gallon long terrarium with a sliding mesh lid and divided it into 3 enclosure for the adults. Just used some standard sealant from Home Depot as well as some 11"x14" acrylic pieces with 1/4" thickness also from Home Depot. Most if not all supplies were from there, they have everything for building or customizing a terrarium :D Think it looks good, going to let it sit before adding any sub or hides. Seems to hold up well :D Made a sub that is 3 parts sand and 1 part organic topsoil for them and letting it dry out for a couple of days. Just thought to share, first time doing anything like this. Will update with pics of scorps and full enclosures when they happen.

Thanks for reading, Abyss
 

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Looks good I like the idea for multiple scorps. Only thing I would be concerned about is the sealant? Did you use clear silicone, type one? type two has an anti fungal/mold chemical in it which will probably kill inhabitants I know in fish tank builders scene it kills fish even after curing. If the package states it has anti mildew/mold/fungus additives on it that's not safe.
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Shoudn't be a problem with the sealant I used. There is a pic below, but it doesn't say anything about mold resistance or anti fungus. Thank goodness, I picked the right one :D It's just clear sealant. Love this idea with these and other desert scorps just because it's a nice and easy to use for very arid species. Can't be used with T's, bur should look nice as a display to keep familiar species near each other :)
 

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LilTwister123

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I've been wanting two do this with my scorps too. I'm currently cohabbing two heterometrus babies, but I'm so scared of them turning aggressive when they're bigger
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Oh, got it. Eventually, I'd like to use this kind of setup to save save for scorplings too :D A 5 gallon would work well with this type of setup, and it's super easy to do. As long as you go to home depot, getting the materials is a snap. You should do it, as long as you take your time, it usually turns out well ;)
 

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Finally cured and added hides and sub. Nice mix of sand and soil. Not too much, tried to use terracotta pots as hides, cheap and (hopefully) effective :D Heat lamp is just for drying out the sub... a little damp from the topsoil.
 

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