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TOPIC: Scorpion Enclosures

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

  1. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

  2. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

  3. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Housing an A.Australis 10 gallon

    Also do give you an idea, when you get more involved with scorps. Here is one of my desert setup tanks for another scorp: Housing an A.Australis.

  4. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    My Male H. Spinifer (named "Shaider") Enclosure. {D and planning to add a female soon.
    Outside the Tank
    Top View

    Substrate is Potting Soil with White Sand (Around 20%), Moss and a Cork Bark. :)
  5. Juliancito

    Juliancito Arachnosquire Old Timer

    That's a nice set up.......what is the sand looking thing on the red cap?
    oh..and what kind of live plant do you use ?
  6. ScorpDude

    ScorpDude Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Keen, I'd be suprised if your spinny will take those mealies from there, does he?

    Julian looks like a natural sponge to me

    ps- Awesome looking set up kean.
  7. ParabuthusKing

    ParabuthusKing Arachnoknight Old Timer

    P. Transvallicus Enclosure

    I am new to P. transvallicus enclosures as well. I just got some info I think is valuable so I will pass along. Get some "Pavers pac" or some material similar to this. It has higher clay content so scorpions can actually dig a burrow. Mix ~ 10% coconut fiber in to help with structure and moisture. Wet to clumpy consistency, pack into enclosure and decorate the way you want. Let cage dry so as to have hardened substrate.intorduce scorpion. I just got some new cages so I can try this with my P. transvallicus. Let me know what you think, and I will tell you how it works for me in a week when my new setup is all done.:evil:
  8. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    @ Juliancito

    Thanks!! That is just plain white sand, just to add some color on his water dish, and to make it more shallow. Those are not live plants those are just plain potting moss/moss, that is what we call it here. I use them just to add some design and to keep more moisture.

    @ ScorpDude

    Thanks!! In fact he does get his food in there, but it is rare now. Since i fed him crickets, he lost the appetite in eating those worms.

    But my girlfriends scorp still gets her food in that ceramic container, still has the appetite for worms. And is a big eater, eating one almost every other day, maybe her scorp just wanna grow fast. Her scorp is still a juvenile while mine is already an adult.
  9. subzero.xml

    subzero.xml Arachnosquire Old Timer

    ill post my tank here soon, i have to set it up first..

    hey kean!
  10. darrelldlc

    darrelldlc Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hi and for the record what he means is "paver base" it is excellent stuff and can be found at Home Depot or lowes usually. and I got the info thanks to Kugellager. Thank you Kugellager from Darrell.
  11. Raan_Jodus

    Raan_Jodus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    A few updates.

    My shelving unit with everything in it.(top: 5gal hex w/ 3 C. Vittatus, 5gal w/P. Trans. 2nd down: 5gal w/ 1 C. Gracilis, ExoTerra small w/ 2 C. Margaritatus, 3 small Kritter keepers with: gravid C. Vittatus, A. Seeamani and juvie C. Gracilis.
    2nd Down: 10 gal w/ H. Spadix, 2.5gal w/ Rosie.
    Bottom: extra keepers, rocks, lights, various things.

    H. Spadix tank. Black sand with peat mix (70/30 or so), He has completely buried the one piece of driftwood thats on the left.

    Exo Terra small tank w/ 2 male C. Margaritatus. Nice and dense, with lots of vertical places. They generally dont spend time near each other.
  12. reacka

    reacka Arachnosquire Old Timer

    this is my setupt. i have 5 emps and one C. gracilis. i keep the room heated with a space heater, but i might have to change that due to bills.

    this is for one emp, very mean.

    C. gracilis... only one for now.
  13. reacka

    reacka Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Both of these hold two emps each. i tore the screen lid out of the 20L and used silicon to glue in a polycarbonate top with some drilled holes on one end and the other 20% screen for ventillation. sometimes i have to use plastic wrap for humidity.


    two more emps in here... they both use the hide at the bottom left
  14. Scorpfanatic

    Scorpfanatic Arachnoprince Old Timer

    packed everything ...

    recently reshouse some of my stuuf and packed them up now since i have the chance cos before i was using a computer table..


    the biggest on the right is the female spinifers with 2 of its 2nd instar scoplings, the center big tank is the male, which i hope to reunite the female with and save some space by doing withouit the buiggest tanks so that the containers in front of the big tank (3rdinstar spinifer scorplings) can have some better place /new enclouses when they stepinto 4th instar.

    extreme left is a B.boehmei, and below the male spinifer tank is an enclousre with 5 mesobuthus tamulus. hiding thoir rock piles.. :p beside is Lychas scutilus, one male and one gravid female. on top are two Chaerilus rectimanus.

    to the messy left side include tailesswhips, whipscorpions, tarantulas,trapdoor,pedes...etc..

    extreme bottom left is a small "greenhouse for breeding mealworms (which they are now) and extreme right bottom a colony of roaches. :)
  15. FortCooper1982

    FortCooper1982 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    The first has a large female emp on the left and a unsexed spinifer on the right



    On the left Hadogenus paucidens large female and on the right unsexed Hadrurus Arizonensis adult


    Sub adult spinifer on the left, sub adult Hadrurus Spadix on right


    Adult Hadogenus Paucidens male

  16. micjoe

    micjoe Arachnoknight Old Timer

  17. Martek

    Martek Arachnopeon

    My M.martensii tank :)

    (click to enlarge)

    best regards,
  18. My Scorp Cage

    Well heres my set up for my emperor scorp. pretty basic but get the job done.
    A small herp haven breeder box. Cocnut fiber bedding, water dish and half log with a piece of a plantic plant to add a little color to the cage.

    The Bottom right one with the black lid is my scorp, my space efficient Dorm room set up.


    Last edited: Feb 12, 2006
  19. MattM

    MattM Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Current setup:


    Nice and tidy :)
    The cage is for my gf's hamsters :eek:
  20. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer


    that substrate looks far too dry for an emperor :(
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