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Zoomed excavator clay for scorpion?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Abhorsen, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

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    Is zoomed excavator clay good for hot/dessert scorpion?
     
  2. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

    Yes, just mix it with clean sand. A little goes a long way, I mixed my setup with over two parts sand to one part clay or less. If you mix to much clay, it will turn very hard and would be hard for the scorpions to burrow thru.
     
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  3. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    Do you have a picture of it?
     
  4. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    If no zoomed excavator clay, can you use the clay like soil from the mountains?
     
  5. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

    I will post a pic shortly.
     
  6. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

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  7. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

    You could use natural clay found outside, just make sure it comes from a organically clean source.
     
  8. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    Thanks, but im referring to the san/clay mixture that you did
     
  9. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

    I used 3/4 sand to 1/4 clay or for harder mixture use 2/3rds sand to 1/3 clay.
     
  10. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Excavator clay. White sand. Cocofiber mix

    My baby . P Transvaalicus loves it
    Dont compress too hard or add too much clay
     

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  11. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    I've used it and you need to use a little with a lot of sand or else it gets like cement.
     
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  12. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    Nice substrate, by the way. . Did you make those tunnels or the scorp did?
     
  13. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    Basically, you need to combined them first before adding water?
     
  14. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Nope that's all the baby scorp. I only started a small indentation with my finger tip
     
  15. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yea I mix it dry then add water . Once you add the water it will all turn brown . When it dries it starts to look like mine
     
  16. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

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    And the cocofiber that you mention, that's the long brown threadlike hair? Or something. . .

    For measuring it, 1 cup of clay and 3 cups of sand?
     
  17. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    1 cup of clay and 3 cups of sand?
     
  18. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    1 sec I Will post pics of exactly what I used
     
  19. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight

    Thanks, i really appreciate it
     
  20. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnodemon

    Yes!
    It's what most people use, mixed w/h sand, makes an ideal substrate for them to tunnel in.
    I've read people using different % of clay/sand mixtures, 25/75 to 50/50, all work. I keep mine simple, 40/60, nothing else added.
    Take the DRY sand and clay, mixed well in a bucket, add water until you can form a ball, lightly rolled in your hands. Place the mix into the enclosure and lightly pack it down. Allow it to dry completely, mine took 2 days using a small fan to speed drying time. You can start a hole for them or place a hide along one side, they'll take it from there. DO give them a water dish, I've watched mine drink occassionly.
     
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