New to scorpions

kupo969

Arachnoangel
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Hey,

I heard this place is great for information so I came to see if anyone could help me out! I'm new to owning a scorpion (Dont have it yet, going to get it soon). I'm going to get an Emp. Scorpion and I wanted to know the basic items I need to keep it comfortable, such as: what kinda bedding do i need? How much space do i occupy for the heating pad? Can I keep a male and a female in the same tank as soon as I get them?

A list of items would be great.

Thank you for your help!
 

Rosenkreuz

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Welcome to the wonderful world of scorpions, and welcome to the boards.

First off...bedding. For an Emp, you'll want either coco fiber, peat or potting soil (NO fertilizers!!). I personally use an organic potting soil called Black Earth (Wal-Mart for a dollar for a huge 10 kilo bag). But any of those three will work.

Secondly, you'll want either a heat mat attached to the side or back of the tank, on the outside of the tank. That, or you can opt for a ceramic heat lamp, or an infrared lamp. Don't use heating sources that are from below the tank, they're harder to control.

Thirdly, you'll want something they can hide in. A piece of cork bark, half a ceramic pot on it's side, etc. Something that they can scurry away to and feel safe.

And lastly, yes, you can put a male and female together. You might even end up lucky and have a bunch of little scorplings running around soon after. :)
 

kupo969

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Hehe, awesome. Thanks for the reply.

Also, what kind of heating source do you recommend?
For the bedding, do I have to replace it often? I haven't heard of a scorpion pooping or anything of that nature. :D
 

tabor

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Heat source, I would use a CHE (ceramic heating element), no light source but puts out alot of heat !


In some of my scorp cages I have not changed the substrate in ...8 months? hehe

Only reason to clean is if you have mites or other bug problems, spot clean every week or so.
 

kupo969

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Awesome, this information is seriously helpful.

Thank you for your time and patience!
 
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