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TOPIC: Scorpion Enclosures

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by skinheaddave, Jul 8, 2004.

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    What lives in the tank with the (what looks like) shreaded coca fibers?
  2. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince Old Timer

    can you specify more what one your talking about?
  3. Bayushi

    Bayushi Arachnoprince Old Timer

    he's talking about your corn snake tank
  4. Raan_Jodus

    Raan_Jodus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    bought a new ExoTerra terrarium from Superpet while it was on sale, 12x12x18. Should make a good communal C. Gracilis tank, just need to do a few lil things to it and bam.a lil over an inch of pea gravel, some filter cloth to keep the soil and gravel separate, plenty of hides, and lots to climb on. Some of those vines would be nice, but im not into paying out the nose for such a thing right now.

  5. drapion

    drapion Arachnobaron Old Timer

    nice looking enclosure you have there..Your C.gracilis should feel right at home in it
  6. Zman16

    Zman16 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Here's some pics of my recently started Pandinus Imperator enclosure:

    Attached Files:

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  7. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince Old Timer

    well just cleaned out my emp tank and kinda re did it the best i could with 20$ that i had.


    I decided to run a false bottom this time which ive never done before. The substrate is T-Rex Forest Bed coco fiber, peat moss under and on top of substrate, live bamboo, humidity gauge, ect
  8. i_like_scorps

    i_like_scorps Arachnosquire

    My Desert Enclosure

    Here is a pic of my desert enclosure for my Vejovis boreus. I used a 10 gallon tank and the substrate is made of natural red sand that I have here in my area mixed with a little bit of gray clay and natural potting mix. I mixed it so that it wouldn't become like cement. The approximate mixture is about 90% sand, 6% clay and 4% potting mix. I added some flat rocks for hides and also some natural bark that is slightly curved for hides. For a little bit of a back ground I put some flattened out pieces of bark up against the glass in the back and on the left side of the enclosure and a desert plant. I just done this so it is still wet and dark colored in the pic but when it dries it will be a gorgous red color that is "caked" but easy to dig into. V. boreus is terrestrial but is also an obligate burrower and an opportunistic burrower. Sometimes it climbs and stays on the bark and plants while other times it likes to hide under the bark and rocks. Today I was watching it and it was digging a burrow in its smaller enclosure. It was a shallow burrow that was just deep enough to fully hide itself and it only took about 40 seconds!!!
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  9. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince Old Timer

    nice enclosure! lets keep this thread alive post up some pics. Why hasnt this thread got a sticky yet:?
  10. compnerd7

    compnerd7 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007
  11. The thread was un 'stickied' some time ago. Don't know why. Maybe the adhesive was old and it just fell off the refrigerator.
  12. Crono

    Crono Arachnobaron Old Timer

    There were around 10 stickies at one time, it was a bit of a headache to have that many on the first page, and posts were disappearing onto page 2 very quickly. I think there was a poll, and it was decided to remove a bunch of them. Most ended up added to this thread
  13. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince Old Timer

    night pic of my S. mesaensis(Dune Scorpion)
    Tank: 5gal, digital thermo/hydrometer(as u can see i used analog in the past), temps around 82degrees Day cycle, as low as 60degrees night cycle, driftwood(which he likes to dig under and use for a hide), racoon skull
    (btw, yes its a moonlight bulb which i yet to have problems with any of my pets, and glow in the dark sand/glo lamp which all makes for some nice effects. Im gonna throw in one of my red bulbs tho just to be on the safe side)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2007
  14. huojin

    huojin Arachnopeon

    enclosure of my 8 heterometrus spinifers.

    the theme is a graveyard/cemetery.

    what's in there:

    1. bog wood x 1
    2. skulls x 2 (u can get it from me if u're in malaysia)
    3. japanese tea cup x 1
    4. large pebbles/flat stones x 2
    5. peat for substrate

    look carefully and u can see them sleeping the skulls.

    video is over here:
    Last edited: May 17, 2007
  15. This is where I keep most of my scorpions.:)

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  16. quiz

    quiz Arachnoprince

    that's probably the best I seen so far. How are you heating that?
  17. Andre;

    That is some set up. Very clean. That is what I aspire to accomplish when I get the recourses.

    I Am In Awe... :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

    As asked before how is heat humidity etc maintained. And also what type of scorpins are included.
  18. Thanks man!:D The bottom half is heated with a 100w cable which is on for 20 hours a day. In the top are 5 bulbs of 15-25w. Sometimes (in winter) I use more powerfull heatsources (bulbs). The enclosure is very well isolated so I can heat more than 100 different size enclosures with relatively low electricity-demands. Also it is a very safe enclosure, I think. Not much will escape from it;)

    There is no humidity to speak of. I keep 95% species from arid environment.

    Right now I think it's just too full to work with comfortably, so I'm affraid I'm gonna need another one...
  19. quiz

    quiz Arachnoprince

    Andre: Is it glass on all sides or just the front? Also did you build that?
  20. Yes it's 3 sides (double) glass. My dad built it for me:cool:
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