i'm purchasing it from petco... lol10g is overkill. a large faunarium should do the trick. be sure to add lots of substrate, and itd be a good idea to restrict half the ventilation so you dont have to pour water in and fill up the dish as often.
be warned, most of there so called P imperator are mislabeled and are other species. pet stores know practically nothing.
Coco fiber is generally the go to for substrate due to how it holds in moisture. There are other alternatives but I've never really read much on it. If you plan on using any kind of soil it has to be free of any kind of additive or fertilizer.what's the best substrate?!
No, no, nononononononono. Heat pads are only good if you enjoy steamed scorpion. Room temperature is fine, between 70-80.You need a source of heat, such as a heating pad. You want to keep one side of the enclosure between 80-85 degrees, and the other side a bit cooler so there's a temperature gradiant.
If you put the heat pad under the tank maybe. But no you will not steam your scorpion, the colder you let the tank get the less active, and less hungry your scorpion will be. A heat gradiant let's your scorpion move from hot to cold to adjust it's body temperature... I'm not saying you can't leave them at room temperature. Everyone's methods of keeping differ, this just happens to be mineNo, no, nononononononono. Heat pads are only good if you enjoy steamed scorpion. Room temperature is fine, between 70-80.