Share your Desert Hairy Scorpion enclosures

Struedle

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Hey everyone,

I recently got back into my love for insects. Growing up I kept Mantids and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. A few months ago I got an adult male Desert Hairy Scorpion and 2 Blue Death Feigning Beetles. They are currently in a 10 gallon tank with a 60/40 play sand and peat moss substrate with 2 cork bark hides. I recently set up a new enclosure with a 70/30 sand and excavator clay substrate mix so he can dig tunnels that hold. That tank is still drying, but I wanted to share it here and get some opinions and see others tank set ups as well! The current tank is missing it's heat lamp, I snagged it to dry the new tank faster. The scorpion still receives enough heat from the mat. The new tank will have one heat lamp on the left side.
 

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ScorpFreakKing666

Arachnopeon
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Nice set up! Love the sand crawler! your set up is really good, you got your mixture pretty good with the correct ratio, I prefer a 60/40 nut 70/30 should work fine with no issues. Your scorp should be very happy with the new enclosure when it has completely dried out.

Unfortunately I no longer have a H.arizonensis as my adult male passed last year and I have yet to replace it. I do have on the other hand:
A.australis
L.quinquestriatus
H.franzwerneri

There enclosures look pretty identical and they are just juveniles still.

Also Congrats on getting back into the hobby, I myself have recently re-kindled my love for the hobby!

Cheers
 

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Struedle

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Nice set up! Love the sand crawler! your set up is really good, you got your mixture pretty good with the correct ratio, I prefer a 60/40 nut 70/30 should work fine with no issues. Your scorp should be very happy with the new enclosure when it has completely dried out.

Unfortunately I no longer have a H.arizonensis as my adult male passed last year and I have yet to replace it. I do have on the other hand:
A.australis
L.quinquestriatus
H.franzwerneri

There enclosures look pretty identical and they are just juveniles still.

Also Congrats on getting back into the hobby, I myself have recently re-kindled my love for the hobby!

Cheers
Thank you, wanted to give him a nice home lol. The substrate is halfway dried now, can't wait till it's done and he can move in. I'm a huge SW fan, thought the sandcrawler would be a funny touch. Cute little scorpions, I like the enclosures you have, the rocks are cool! It's a fun hobby, glad I'm getting back into it. My scorpion is so active, it's awesome to watch.
 

Struedle

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Moved him into his new home last week. He has dug one tunnel in the side of the cave I made and one under the rock last night. I'm assuming the tunnels connect. Wanted to share some pics
 

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