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Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Abhorsen, Apr 9, 2017.
Is zoomed excavator clay good for hot/dessert scorpion?
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.
Do you have a picture of it?
If no zoomed excavator clay, can you use the clay like soil from the mountains?
I will post a pic shortly.
You could use natural clay found outside, just make sure it comes from a organically clean source.
Thanks, but im referring to the san/clay mixture that you did
I used 3/4 sand to 1/4 clay or for harder mixture use 2/3rds sand to 1/3 clay.
Excavator clay. White sand. Cocofiber mix
My baby . P Transvaalicus loves it
Dont compress too hard or add too much clay
I've used it and you need to use a little with a lot of sand or else it gets like cement.
Nice substrate, by the way. . Did you make those tunnels or the scorp did?
Basically, you need to combined them first before adding water?
Nope that's all the baby scorp. I only started a small indentation with my finger tip
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
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?
1 cup of clay and 3 cups of sand?
1 sec I Will post pics of exactly what I used
Thanks, i really appreciate it
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.