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|Subject: Anuroctonus pococki housing 10/5/2014, 4:31 am|| |
So here's the deal,
I recently caught 2 A. pococki (male and female. I have read that they stay in their burrows for the most part. I caught the female by luring her out of the hole. The earth was dense and clay/sandstone type consistency. They have large claws that make burrowing easier. I want to use ZooMed Excavator but I've heard that it hardens like cement. What can I use to mimic the original substrate or will excavator work if I use it a certain way? Please help. I want to set up the perfect habitat that resembles their environment.
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|Subject: Re: Anuroctonus pococki housing 10/5/2014, 6:41 am|| |
Hi, I like to mix just a little excavator sand in with normal reptile or playsand just so it dries hard enough to hold their burrows. Roughly 20% excavator I suppose, at a guess.
The trick is to get the mixture just wet enough so it compacts down, you can sculpt it how you want it, start off a couple burrows. Then allow it to completely dry out, this takes some time to dry out properly though.