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TOPIC: Scorpion Enclosures

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

  1. yuanti

    yuanti Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thanks for the comments brigebane. =)

    Hey ScorpDude I did get one of those ceramic heat things so now the tank has not gone below 75...usually sits around 85-88F now.

    Humidity still could be higher....50-75% currently. Probably need to change out the current top with a closed top to keep the moisture in better.

    I bought one of the glass tops that normally go on fish tanks....has a rubber hinge area with a rubber back plane for cords. Works great for keeping the humidity up. Wife freaked through because i put a couple crickets in the tank and there was a small opening up near the front of the tank. I put some tape over the opening temporarly until I find a better seal option.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2005
  2. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Wow no top on your australis tank!? that's scary man, I wouldn't be getting any false sense of security with those.
  3. fangsalot

    fangsalot Arachnobaron Old Timer

    ok, i thought i already posted a pic on this thread already but .. whatever.this is for my spadix..medium kk with desert blend(walnut shell) black calci sand and some peat moss.a small sanblasted grapewood branch(that she loves to climb as well as burrow under) i have a small kk light that produces low light as well as low heat,and a cool background i found in an old calender(actually picture in the calender was taken in arizona,authentic huh?)i offer water in a small cap 3 times a week. [​IMG] theres her butt sticking out lol
  4. joe8421

    joe8421 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    haha ,i thought as u before ,but they 're here for more than 1 year ,nothing here ,now,i used to this :) ,in fact ,once there were 2 couples in this tank ,all goes well ,i've sold out 1 couple just one month
  5. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Although their chance of escape is extremely low, I think a lid should be default with such a dangerous species :shame:.

    This is the kind of species I'd keep under lock and key, incase somebody put their hand in the enclosure...
  6. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I have about 8 A.A and even though there under tight locked lids i still dont think they could ever get up glass cages or even plastic cages cages, all of my ANdroctonus genus that i have never ever want to climb at all even rocks that are stacked they wont climb, there like afraid of hights....lol but there really not climbers in the first place i think he should be fine.
  7. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I think, in my opinion, that even entertaining the idea of keeping such a dangerous species of scorpion in an enclosure without a lid is absurd. Not just because of escape potential, but also because of things going into the tank. Whether it be a child's hand or another member of the family, or even a pet knocking the enclosure over e.t.c.

    It's reckless not to have a secure lid for this genus.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2005
  8. Scorpfanatic

    Scorpfanatic Arachnoprince Old Timer

  9. ScorpDude

    ScorpDude Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Good going on getting the ceramic, they are handy pieces of kit. They don't seem to be used by scorp keepers as much as they maybe should. As to the humidity, try moving the water bowl to under where the heater is, the water should evaporate faster there. also, spray every day or so.
  10. mobster

    mobster Arachnosquire Old Timer

    malaysian forest scorpion


  11. jw73

    jw73 Arachnobaron

    Show us more close up of this scorp.
  12. mobster

    mobster Arachnosquire Old Timer

    juz posting the enclosure. see the close up pic on the scorps pic thread.
  13. mobster

    mobster Arachnosquire Old Timer



    housing 1 thai black scorpion
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2005
  14. ReptileMan27

    ReptileMan27 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    My H. paucidens set-up
  15. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Nice setup Reptileman
  16. reacka

    reacka Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i've been seeing different sand setups and was wondering where did you get the various colors from. i found this art sand that's colored for a dollar a pound. would that be dangerous for any scorps?
  17. ReptileMan27

    ReptileMan27 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I have seen them to but wouldnt reccomend them. The sand I use is just reptile sand but calci sand works to and that comes on different colors and some even glow in the dark.
  18. reacka

    reacka Arachnosquire Old Timer

    thanks reptile man. im gonna pick some up this week.
  19. Scorpfanatic

    Scorpfanatic Arachnoprince Old Timer

  20. baddream311

    baddream311 Arachnopeon

    I have a 10 gallon tank with a emporor. It has peet moss stuff that goes from 1.5 in. up to a 3.5 in.. I have used half of one of those holwed out plastick logs (that you normaly put in a fish tank) and put that in the deeper part of the moss. I then covered the plastic "log" with the moss so it looks like a tunnle (im hoping that he will make her own tunnle or make a second tunnle from the first tunnle that I made). Then I have a dome that looks like a big rock for her and a dryed out stick. and of course medeum sized lid for water. Im hoping to get one of those fog/mister things that rases the humidity (i think those are so cool lookin).

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2006
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