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PostSubject: Hoffmannius spinigerus question   5/22/2013, 2:32 pm

hi guys

ill be getting 3 3i Hoffmannius spinigerus.. hope it arrives well goodluck

1. what kind of setup and substrate should i use? is a 5 gal tank enough?
2. what is its life span?
3. do i need a heat pad? ( im from the Philippines, tropical climate)

any advice to prolong its life and make it comfortable in the enclosure..

thank you and more power thanx cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hoffmannius spinigerus question   5/23/2013, 2:13 pm

Hello,

a 5gal tank will be fine. I would provide several inches of sandy substrate that allows the scorpions to create short burrows or scrapes. Sand with some excavator clay mixed in works well. Add plenty of rocks or pieces of bark/wood for them to create hides under.

Lifespan I'm not sure about, but I'd hazard a guess at at least 5 years from birth.

You will want to provide daytime temperatures in the high 20c's. If this is your ambient temperature anyway you won't need any extra heat. If it's not, use a mat or lamp to boost the temperatures during the day. A drop in temperature to the low 20c's at night is fine.

Provide a water dish and/or mist a corner of their enclosure every week.

Prolonging life? Provide the scorpions with the best conditions you can and they will live as long as they are supposed to. Remember to gut-load your feeder insects and provide as varied a diet as possible, for both the scorpions and the feeder insects. Don't power feed and don't keep the scorpions at very high temperatures for long periods of time. Whilst they'll grow quickly they'll also live (and die) quickly lol.

Hope that has helped a little. For tonnes more info. check out this http://www.venomlist.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16556
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PostSubject: Re: Hoffmannius spinigerus question   5/23/2013, 9:10 pm

Callum B wrote:
Hello,

a 5gal tank will be fine. I would provide several inches of sandy substrate that allows the scorpions to create short burrows or scrapes. Sand with some excavator clay mixed in works well. Add plenty of rocks or pieces of bark/wood for them to create hides under.

Lifespan I'm not sure about, but I'd hazard a guess at at least 5 years from birth.

You will want to provide daytime temperatures in the high 20c's. If this is your ambient temperature anyway you won't need any extra heat. If it's not, use a mat or lamp to boost the temperatures during the day. A drop in temperature to the low 20c's at night is fine.

Provide a water dish and/or mist a corner of their enclosure every week.

Prolonging life? Provide the scorpions with the best conditions you can and they will live as long as they are supposed to. Remember to gut-load your feeder insects and provide as varied a diet as possible, for both the scorpions and the feeder insects. Don't power feed and don't keep the scorpions at very high temperatures for long periods of time. Whilst they'll grow quickly they'll also live (and die) quickly lol.

Hope that has helped a little. For tonnes more info. check out this http://www.venomlist.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16556

thank you Smile its such a big help, im just knew on this hobby Smile
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