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!!!
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 threadThe thread was un 'stickied' some time ago. Don't know why. Maybe the adhesive was old and it just fell off the refrigerator.
Andre;This is where I keep most of my scorpions.
Andre: Is it glass on all sides or just the front? Also did you build that?Thanks man! 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...