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Zoomed excavator clay for scorpion?

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

  1. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Thanks, i was planning on rehousing my p.villosus, p.trans and a. mauri to a new enclosure with new setup. THey've been with sand for a very long time, so i was just wondering if zoomed will work out, and based from all the replies here, i think it's a good substrate.

    Will it be faster if you let the substrate dry under the sun? it's hot in my country right now.
     
  2. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    It works great just don't add too much. Sun dry will work good
     
  3. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnodemon

    Maybe???? Still going to take longer than 24 hours, even w/h temps in upper 80°F and low humidity. Dried mine @76°-78°F humidity was around 50%, bottom 1" still wasn't totally dry. Even in slightly moist sub they'll still dig. ;)
     
  4. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Sorry on late reply. These are the materials I use for my substrates
    White reptisand excavator clay and eco earth cocofiber
     

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  5. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnodemon

    Expensive concoction for substrate. LMAO!
     
  6. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Around $20ish lol not terrible. And I have a lot left over lol
    My enclosures are small so I don't use it all on one big tank
     
  7. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    Coco fiber is like coco peat? the one where you need to water in order to expand?
     
  8. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yea cocopeat will work fine too. But you're going to add and mix it with the other materials dry. Then add water and mix it all together .
     
  9. Alexw

    Alexw Arachnopeon

    Technically yes, but it could have animal feces, nematode parasites, mites, or other nasty stuff in it. I wouldn't recommend it. If you really want to use it, at least bake it or microwave it first to kill off whatever might be living in it. I bake the stuff I buy at the store at 250F for an hour just to be safe.
     
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  10. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnosquire

    Yes, I mixed mine with 50/50 excavator clay and reptile sand. Before you add the scorpion wet it well and pack it down into the tank in layers, about 5-6 inches of substrate is ideal. Let it dry out for a day or two before putting your little guy in there and he will have tunnels dug out within a day :happy:
     
  11. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    Hello, i have a question, what's the ratio of mixture for excavator clay and coco peat? And excavator clay/cocopeat/sand,

    Can't seem to see the picture s attached here
     
  12. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    I use 60% sand 20 - 30% coco and 10-20% e clay.
     
  13. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    That will hold for burrowers?
     
  14. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    100%
    u can go with a tiny bit more clay but too much clay if compacted too much will turn rock solid..
     
  15. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    For the ratio, will this work

    6 cup sand 2 cups cocopeat and 2 cups eclay?
     
  16. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Depends on the size of the enclosure and how deep of substrate you want
     
  17. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    8x8x8 inch, but that ratio should be fine right? I have different sizes of enclosure and this is the first time I'll be mixing with cocopeat,
     
  18. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yea it should work fine. Just make sure its not too solid when it drys
     
  19. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Arachnoknight Active Member

    Got it, thanks for the help
     
  20. Greenjewls

    Greenjewls Arachnobaron Old Timer

    C'mon guys, just link my video on these threads.
     
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