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Birdy339
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   12/2/2009, 8:19 pm

wow these are some pritty impessive enclosures here lol, il have to upload some pictures of mine:)Smile just need to get my camera
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   12/3/2009, 3:20 am

That is one hell of a collection!
You've got to be happy with that, eh? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   12/8/2009, 5:45 pm


right top burrow : main burrow and tunnels. both usually sleep here
bottom right : new lean-to area
mid: mating rocks and burrows
left: water dish and fake plant.
bottom: burrows facing me

edit: wow the pic and their light makes it look like mud
its cocofiber Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   1/4/2010, 12:17 am

Man, I feel embarrassed to post my emp tank compared to everything else on here.

Here it is in its bare-bones simpleness

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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   1/9/2010, 4:19 pm

Shinryuu wrote:
Man, I feel embarrassed to post my emp tank compared to everything else on here.

Please don't feel as such... Simplicity has functional virtues and is a trait some of us find hard to achieve Razz
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   1/9/2010, 6:14 pm

yeah i need to learn to cut down and stop buying such huge enclosures when simple ones work fine
scorps arent like us, in that we really like nicer things.
plus these are my favorite types of picture threads to look at
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/7/2010, 7:59 pm

Haven't posted anything in this forum for a while so here goes Smile
I got my Heterometrus male last year and I think that, finally, I've created a setup that we're both happy with lol!

A front view:


You can just about see the entrance to his burrow on the left. It's pre-made but he seems happy and has expanded it all the way down to the corner of the tank. The nice thing is that I made it right next to the glass with a cardboard panel to block out the light so that I can check up on him without having to disturb the substrate. The leaves are oak that I collected from a wood that I study and there is also a small colony of native UK woodlice and springtails in there. I don't use a heatmat at the moment as the room where I keep all my inverts is at a cosy 25 degrees Smile

You can really see his burrow here:


And the contented occupant:


I hardly ever see him out but it probably means that he's happy and settled and it makes it extra special if I do! And at least the enclosure looks nice Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/7/2010, 8:57 pm

Great job Chaika, I'm digging the setup! That's also an awesome burrow you got there, it's perfect lol. How did you make it and how is it not collapsing?
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/7/2010, 10:50 pm

It looks like you've got a snack hiding under that piece of cork.

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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/7/2010, 11:08 pm

nice.. i saw a lamp.. how many watts? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/7/2010, 11:13 pm

good day sir..nice im impressed.. have you using lamp for keeping buthus? how many watts? thank you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/8/2010, 8:48 am

H. laoticus wrote:
Great job Chaika, I'm digging the setup! That's also an awesome burrow you got there, it's perfect lol. How did you make it and how is it not collapsing?

I'm a big fan of natural looking enclosures. I love 'landscaping' and creating a little bit of tropical rainforest in my home, it's a big part of keeping inverts for me. The burrow setup worked out much better than I hoped. Initially it was only half the size but he really expanded it down before settling and it's really nice to be able to look in on him once in a while, otherwise all you ever see if you look down the entrance with a flashlight is a very large open claw! Very Happy

To make the burrow I first put in a good 2in layer of substrate and then set a piece of curved tree bark against the glass on the left side. This is the piece that supports the burrow, there are several other pieces on top and to the side that stop substrate from collapsing in, especially round the entrance. If you look very carefully at the second pic you can just about make it out (it's just some normal tree bark that I found lying around). The angle of the wood to the glass makes sure that it doesn't slip under the weight of the substrate. I then packed more substrate to the side and on top to strengthen and fix the supporting bark in position and also give the burrow more 'depth' relative to the top and dug in the cork bark pieces for a more naturalistic look. Then I put in the plastic plants (that corner is just too dark for real ones), leaves, water dish, woodlice and added Sebastian (the scorp Very Happy)

Mr. Mordax wrote:
It looks like you've got a snack hiding under that piece of cork.

Yup, I'll have to take that one out Laughing he's been living in there for a couple of days and I think I have a tarantula that can put him out of his misery... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/8/2010, 6:09 pm

H. laoticus wrote:
Great job Chaika, I'm digging the setup! That's also an awesome burrow you got there, it's perfect lol. How did you make it and how is it not collapsing?

I absolutely agree, very nice setup, well done Chaika ... It looks like you have a Heterometrus petersii... Post closeups of the carapace, operculum, chela, and patella in the ID (new thread) if you haven't already. In which case I can try ID it and determine gender

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/8/2010, 10:11 pm

thanks Chaika, I'll be sure to try out a burrow like that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   2/9/2010, 8:13 am

LXDNG79 wrote:
H. laoticus wrote:
Great job Chaika, I'm digging the setup! That's also an awesome burrow you got there, it's perfect lol. How did you make it and how is it not collapsing?

I absolutely agree, very nice setup, well done Chaika ... It looks like you have a Heterometrus petersii... Post closeups of the carapace, operculum, chela, and patella in the ID (new thread) if you haven't already. In which case I can try ID it and determine gender

Cheers

Thanks,.. I really like it too Very Happy, and he likes it which is the main thing!
I did post a few photos of him earlier in the year and everyone agreed that he was male (that's why I named him Sebastian). I think that he is H. petersii too. Noone could agree on the species from the photos though, so I had to spend a good couple of hours peering at the granulation pattern on his carapace and measuring his chela etc. and comparing it to the diagrams in the big paper on the different Heterometrus sp. (I think someone on this forum gave me the link for it as well!). He matched the H. petersii profile the best, especially with the prominent 'tooth' on the chela. So now I'm doubly pleased with myself LOL.

H. laoticus wrote:
thanks Chaika, I'll be sure to try out a burrow like that Very Happy

Cool! Let us know how it goes (with photos of course!) Cool
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   3/5/2010, 1:36 pm

wow words cannot even come close to jealous and amazed i am at all of these enclosures. ALL of them are really nice, it just makes me wonder how u guys take care of everything though. must be really hard work. i would post pictures of my enclosure but i am rather embarassed at how plain and simple and small it is since space is very limited in my little room Sad
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   3/31/2010, 7:18 am

this is my pandinus imperator enclosure currently housing 2 males and 3 females





and this is my hardrurus arizonesis enclosure


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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/1/2010, 11:30 am

I know I have to change the substrate to peat moss/coco fibre and i have to make changes to the lights by moving them to the out side if you know waht i mean,








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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/2/2010, 3:23 pm

Here is the tank with coco fibre and have changed the wood into slightly didfferent place and she has burrowed.







Not sure if there is anything else needed, comments welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/2/2010, 4:44 pm

Nice! Looking good
The more substrate the better, but for now it will do
She seems to be eating something under the wood piece too
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/3/2010, 7:41 am

Yer I put in a cricket and she must be eating it,lol!
I never noticed that thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/29/2010, 5:10 pm

looking forward to getting my new scorps just to do the set ups haha
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   6/30/2010, 2:14 am

josh94 wrote:
looking forward to getting my new scorps just to do the set ups haha

Its one of the best bits about the hobby Razz
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   7/3/2010, 7:53 pm

Hello my friends, I cannot measure the gratitude I owe to you all, for the strength to persevere in my mad endeavors despite adversities come what may! I have great News! Very Happy

My Homelab for zoological (arachnological+herpetelogical) study, biodiversity research and captive breeding of local species! This is the fresh start to my re-collections so far... (I snuck a "few" back) Razz



And the first full-on project I stir-fried up! LOL this Experimental Lychas mucronatus vs. Mesobuthus martensii Enclosure











All are welcome to visit if you are in the neighborhood.room and board (capacity is 3 at any one time),
availability of home-cooked meals; not to mention road-herping and scorp-hunting forays
in the most unbelievable places from remote jungles to urban hedge groves.

Above, all thanks for being there for me :DCheers to great friends I hope to meet in person someday!Very Happy

Sincere regards LXDNG79
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PostSubject: Re: [Sharing] Show Off Your Enclosures   9/4/2010, 3:37 pm

This is our work in progress terraruim, Only got it today, So theres no Scorpions in it yet! The UV Light will be replaced as soon as the infra red one turns up! We also want to get some plant life in there, just to add a bit of colour...oh and also...He's using his water bowl at the moment, so thats not in there either lol



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