Vaejovis spinigerus question

briarpatch10

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I have a Vaejovis spinigerus scorpling {3/4"}that I recieved as a freebie with a tarantula order and was curious... I havent seen him for about a week he burried himself in the substrate and hasnt come out. Should I worry? Should I dig him up? How damp should his substrate be? Thanks guys!
 

Nomadinexile

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You shouldn't worry, they generally stay under scrapes or in burrows. It should be eating fairly often at that size though. It may be coming out at night. I would suggest giving it a feeder over night, then taking it out the next day if it's not eaten. Then try again the night after removal. It should be eating once or twice a week right now depending on feeder size.

They generally like it really dry. They do get some humidity in nature though. A light misting once ever two weeks should suffice right now. As it gets bigger you could go once a month.

And give it a hide! Not only will it enjoy having one, but you will be able to find it there 99% of the time.

Good luck and enjoy it. :)
 

Nomadinexile

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You're welcome. And most of us here still have a lot to learn, myself included. ;)
 

telow

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You're welcome. And most of us here still have a lot to learn, myself included. ;)
that is true. you can never learn too much theres always something new to learn i can respect that comment Nomadinexile :clap:
 

briarpatch10

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So , I gave him a little extra substrate once I saw him out last night, put in a {slightly modified} bottle cap to use for a hide and he has been in his new home ever since! very happy to actually see him and know that he is ok. Love the fact that I have a scorp and not just a deli dish with coconut sub in it...lol
 

Nomadinexile

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that is true. you can never learn too much theres always something new to learn i can respect that comment Nomadinexile :clap:
LOL, I mean that more literally than philosophically! My knowledge is only based on my observations at home and nature and reading here. But that knowledge is still extremely limited. I feel like I have a lot to contribute for some species, for hobbyists. But my knowledge of the science of scorpions is completely lacking. I couldn't microscopically identify a scorpion if my life depended on it! I know most of the macro parts of a scorpion, but when you get into biological mechanisms or microscopic features, I am at a complete loss. I am hoping to fix that soon, as it would benefit me and everyone here when I start traveling again, but I don't even know where to begin.

When I say I have a lot to learn, I mean it! :eek:
 
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