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Location : Near Emmen (Netherlands)
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|Subject: Heterometrus petersii 2/13/2014, 9:39 am|| |
Though I've only just begun keeping a scorpion, I thought it useful to calculate the climate averages of the entire region where this species lives (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines), so one could mimic the exact conditions of their natural biotope.
|Month Daytime Temp. Night Temp. Hours of Daylight Humidity (1 to 5) **|
Jan 27.5 C/81.5F 20 C/68F * 11 2
Feb 28.5 C/83.3F 20 C/68F * 11.5 2
Mar 30.5 C/86.9F 21 C/69.8F 12 2
Apr 33 C/91.4F 23 C/73.4F 12.5 2
May 33 C/91.4F 24 C/75.2F 12.5 3
Jun 32 C/89.6F 25 C/77F 12.5 4
Jul 32 C/89.6F 24.5 C/76.1F 12.5 5
Aug 31 C/87.8F 24.5 C/76.1F 12.5 5
Sep 30 C/86F 24 C/75.2 F 12 4
Oct 30 C/86F 22.5 C/72.5 F 12 3
Nov 29 C/84.2F 20.5 C/68.9F 11 2
Dec 27.5 C/81.5F 20 C/68F * 10.5 1
* = Average is actually less than 20˚C/68 F, but I don’t want to take any chance.
** = With humidity, I mean the “spraying” intensity per week. Using a false bottom setup, the humidity will remain about the same, but to imitate the rainfall I thought it useful to spray the substrate as well.
With dimmers, normal lights, infrared lamps and heating mats it should be possible to get the temperatures right.
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|Subject: Re: Heterometrus petersii 2/17/2014, 6:17 pm|| |
Very nice studying:)
Luckily Heterometrus is a somewhat more tolerant genus for starters, it's very difficult to mimic exact natural conditions, but when you keep to an average and you make sure the animal is in good care, you'll do fine.
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|Subject: Re: Heterometrus petersii 5/9/2015, 3:55 pm|| |
Wow, thank you so much for the work you did to provide us with this information. I wish I had seen this BEFORE I pm'd you about my accidental acquisition of an H. petersil. She is a beauty though, at least I think it's a she
Are they communal does anyone know?
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|Subject: Re: Heterometrus petersii 5/10/2015, 9:17 pm|| |
This is a bit outdated though, due to climate changes and global warming normal summer temps in South-east Asia now reaches 37C degree highs and can drop as low as 17C in Dec-Jan.months..
And i know this is because i have a resort house in the Philippines
|Subject: Re: Heterometrus petersii || |