South Vietnam temperature data - common Asian Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus silenus)

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Oh wait, so it isn't a constant 28°C-30°C?
Poor things are doomed to merely exist and not thrive in the wild...
 

Joey Spijkers

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Oh wait, so it isn't a constant 28°C-30°C?
Poor things are doomed to merely exist and not thrive in the wild...
A constant 28-30°C is unnecessary, but it does show that keeping them at room temperature (20-23°C) is lower than they would be exposed to in the wild most of the time. To me, this still shows that some supplemental heat is needed (or at least highly beneficial to more closely replicate their natural environment).
 

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I will fully admit I notice a huge difference in activity in my AFS with the added side tank heater. Before he spent all his time in his burrow except occasionally at night. Now I'll see him roaming around at various times of the day, it's a nice change and worth the cost and electricity.
 

Arthroverts

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It sometimes really is an eye-opener to see a species behavior changing depending upon the temperature, only to go back and learn I could have known all about it I had only read the scientific literature regarding said species originally, ha ha.

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Arthroverts
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

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I will fully admit I notice a huge difference in activity in my AFS with the added side tank heater. Before he spent all his time in his burrow except occasionally at night. Now I'll see him roaming around at various times of the day, it's a nice change and worth the cost and electricity.
Certainly, it has long been noted that their activity level and visibility are significantly increased when the temperature is kept a few degrees higher than typical room temperature ranges. No surprises here.
 

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Oh wait, so it isn't a constant 28°C-30°C?
Poor things are doomed to merely exist and not thrive in the wild...


A constant 28-30°C is unnecessary, but it does show that keeping them at room temperature (20-23°C) is lower than they would be exposed to in the wild most of the time. To me, this still shows that some supplemental heat is needed (or at least highly beneficial to more closely replicate their natural environment).

24c-30c is an excellent measure to keep these species. That website features all ten provinces in Vietnam that H. silenus is found furthermore if you click on the province and scroll all the way down it features the min-max temps plus average of every month. These provinces don't have cold winters.

Southern Vietnam -> https://vietnamdiscovery.com/best-time-of-the-year-to-visit-vietnam/
 
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