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PostSubject: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 2:48 am

Hey guys I was just wondering if there is a setup or enclosure I could have that would be able to show off my A. bicolor better without causing him or her too much stress. He tends to want to hide under everything and anything and I can never see him. Same with my australis. Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 9:20 am

Its the nature of the beast. They will be stressed if they cannot hide during the day. Some individuals will come out and bask under the heat lamp but most just hide

Not sure if there is some sort of window you could make to view into their hide during the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 9:27 am

shaneshac wrote:
Its the nature of the beast. They will be stressed if they cannot hide .
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You can always try a more clinical lab setup with just sand and a hide. This way you will always know where the scorp is.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 11:38 am

For an awesome looking scorpion this isn't the best display species.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 1:31 pm

If you give him some ambient light and heat during the day, then turn off the lamp when it gets dark, you should be able to see him at dusk to about 1 hour after the sun goes down. I see mine almost every night.

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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 4:46 pm

very secretive skorpion.U I never go out, very rarely seen out of hiding.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 4:54 pm

Hmmm so yours comes out a lot? That's pretty cool and thanks for the info guys! Might do the up against the glass thing definitely love these guys just wish they would stop being so shy haha
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 4:57 pm

Juvs tend to be more active than adults. You can always lure him out by placing a heat mat away from the hide. I see mine basking
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/10/2013, 5:05 pm

I managed to coax my B. leptochelys out a little bit more by using the flexwatt instead of the heat lamp. It took her a week and a half or so to finally start coming out, but I've seen her every night for the past few days. If you are using a heat lamp, you may try to do the same. Or, as they said, place a heat mat on a wall away from the hide. My A. australis is now my most reclusive. I've heard the bicolors aren't QUITE as reclusive, though, so maybe the heat strip instead of lamp trick might work.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:20 am

Hey guys thanks so much for the input I appreciate it! Ill try doing that and see how it goes these guys are so cool looking wish they didn't hide there beauty!
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:55 am

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Juvs tend to be more active than adults.
i see some of mine out here and there throughout the night. i guess i should expect them to turn into pet holes in a few months Razz

honestly i don't mind if they don't come out much. i know what's in there. if someone wants to see it every now and then, i simply lift up the hide. they are left without being bothered 95% of the time (with the 5% being for weekly mistings and feedings) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 2:17 pm

Oh god....are they as much of pet holes as emperors?

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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 2:48 pm

Nah, they come out more often but they will go long periods of time hiding.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 2:50 pm

just looked in and one of my 3i is chillin next to his exuviae Razz

good to know they won't be hanging out in their burrows 24/7 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 2:57 pm

Just a word of warning brandon, I just had one of mine molt 2 nights ago and this morning he was dead and stiff almost dehydrated looking. He was at room temp and here in calif we've been at mid 70's with some rain so you might want to drop a tiny bit of water in there. Not sure what happened to this one. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 3:03 pm

aww man that sucks Sad

mine are typically around 82-86F. i mist them once a week but its looking a little dry so i'll give them one.

thanks for the heads up, eddie!
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:08 pm

Who would of thought I posted this and out came my bicolor hahahahah!!!!!! I think he was hungry though because he came out to kill a cricket and eat it.

Here he is and he is a fatty he or she still trying to figure out sex :/



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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:10 pm

awesome Very Happy

what instar?
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:50 pm

Not sure thats what I need help with approximate age and sex? If anyone can put in what they think it would be greatly appreciated but yes he or she is very awesome Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 5:57 pm

this is from a caresheet written by GS:
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Size of sexually matured specimens:
Male (7.instar): 5.5 cm +/-
Female (7.instar): 7 cm +/-
the caresheet can be found here: http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t183-asa-androctonus-bicolor-caresheet
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus question!    7/11/2013, 6:26 pm

Hey thank you so much! Smile
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