The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 3 month old emporors

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Titan3
Pandinus


Number of posts : 4
Age : 28
Registration date : 2008-07-28

PostSubject: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 11:20 am

Hi there im new to the whole scorpion game, and i just picked myself up 3 emporors on the weekend, 3 months old,

my questions are: do they eat a live cricket or dead at this age as there claws look very small

Also there all laying on each other in different spots of the tank and do not walk around much at all , just wondering if this is normal or are they cold?

what temp and humidity should the tank be, i think its at about 55-60 humidy (moderate) and about 25 degrees celcius.

Last question is i was told to buy the crystalized water for the little guys so they do not drowned in the water, how often do they drink at this age, just so i can keep an eye on them


If someone could help me out that would be great,


Thanks,
Back to top Go down
View user profile
electrophyste
Babycurus
avatar

Number of posts : 357
Age : 33
Location : Ontario Canada
Registration date : 2008-05-09

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 11:48 am

i think i know who you bought them from:lol:
are you in Canada?
just so i know if it you:lol:
The humidity should be up more, you can obtain better humidity using a false bottom tank.
2 inches of small rocks then a screen then your substrate with a tube thats smaller then your babies leading from the top of the terrarium right to the rocks. and you can poor water through that tube and it will get absorbed and your humidity will rise.

Live crickets are fine. you can get different sizes subtable for your size scorpions you can get pin heads or medium crickets for those little guys.

as for them just hudling on top of eachother they always hudle together when in groups.

Do they have a place to hide?

and the water. DON'T WAIST YOUR MONEY! i put small aquarium gravel in a shallow water dish and that works great! if not ive heard of people just using wet Cotton
Back to top Go down
View user profile
redknee
Tityus


Number of posts : 662
Age : 42
Location : Sw. Georgia, Home of the Hentzi King and the C. hentzi army
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 12:45 pm

here are some tips that should be of help for you Titan3
links

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpionforum-s-caresheets-f11/pandinus-imperator-and-most-heterometrus-spp-tropical-forest-scorpions-t38.htm

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpion-guides-tutorials-f18/self-sustaining-tropical-enclosure-heterometrus-sp-or-pandinus-sp-t16.htm

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpion-guides-tutorials-f18/false-bottom-enclosure-with-tips-t12.htm


between these links, you should be on the right track on caring for these awesome Emperor scorpions.

In my experience on the feeding part of these Emps being at the early instars, i just feed them 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch crickets or just feed them prekiled adult crickey like others have done before.

Just me mate, you will do just fine with keeping these wonderful Emperors with the links i have provided you with. These links were created by great people with great knowledge on scorpions.

BTW, welcome to Scorpionforum, hope you enjoy ya stay here.

thanks
mark (REDKNEE)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr. Mordax
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 7743
Age : 32
Location : PNW
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 1:08 pm

Emps are often referred to as "pet holes," so don't expect them to be out wandering all that much. As for the water, it's difficult for these guys to drown. Sometimes they will completely submerge themselves and even climb around in the water taking a "bath," using their tail to scrub their back.

So a little water dish is actually a good thing to have. NEVER use wet cotton / paper towels / sponge, as this can breed harmful bacteria.

An easier way to raise the humidity than building a false-bottom is to just dump some water on the substrate. Don't trust your humidity gauge either, unless it's a digital model that's placed directly on the substrate (halfway up the tank wall will be a lot drier than where your emps are actually living).

_________________
If your emperor scorpion stops eating, don't panic.
Be nice -- you were a noob once, too
"Never ask an engineer to explain something, because he will."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
redknee
Tityus


Number of posts : 662
Age : 42
Location : Sw. Georgia, Home of the Hentzi King and the C. hentzi army
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 1:26 pm

well said , i forgotten to mention of not using any cotten balls or anything like that.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 1:53 pm

from 2I they can have live crickets and can deal with ANY size in my experiance.
mine have a cat tin lid cover for a water dish but they cover it every time with the soil!

i spray and pour water whenever the condensation on the glass becomes low...or in this heat vanishes!

Make sure they have a hide but they will probably burrow! and will make their own little hide/home.

Why dont your post some pictures. at 3 months they are probably more then likely at 3I but it would be good to see pics and also to confirm

xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
electrophyste
Babycurus
avatar

Number of posts : 357
Age : 33
Location : Ontario Canada
Registration date : 2008-05-09

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 5:45 pm

im sorry bout the cotton thing i thought it might be ok seeing as i use it for crickets so i guess dont use the cotton:lol:


try the rocks if your worried ive had no troubles
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Titan3
Pandinus


Number of posts : 4
Age : 28
Registration date : 2008-07-28

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 8:02 pm





Here is the one scorp, what do you think the age is?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Titan3
Pandinus


Number of posts : 4
Age : 28
Registration date : 2008-07-28

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 8:04 pm

ya i have a bunch of hiding places for them but they prefer to go into different corners of the tank and just bury themselves
Back to top Go down
View user profile
lycanlord
Leiurus
avatar

Number of posts : 2916
Age : 29
Location : Barnsley
Registration date : 2008-06-03

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 9:24 pm

dunno how old it would be, but its definetly a 2i and looks like just about ready to pop into a 3i lol
Back to top Go down
View user profile
redknee
Tityus


Number of posts : 662
Age : 42
Location : Sw. Georgia, Home of the Hentzi King and the C. hentzi army
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/28/2008, 11:09 pm

wow that fatty looking like is almost 3i
Back to top Go down
View user profile
electrophyste
Babycurus
avatar

Number of posts : 357
Age : 33
Location : Ontario Canada
Registration date : 2008-05-09

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/29/2008, 12:22 am

for sure just gonna pop into 3i mine are looking alot like that too. there so cute that small
Back to top Go down
View user profile
redknee
Tityus


Number of posts : 662
Age : 42
Location : Sw. Georgia, Home of the Hentzi King and the C. hentzi army
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/29/2008, 12:32 am

electrophyste wrote:
for sure just gonna pop into 3i mine are looking alot like that too. there so cute that small

they are cute ili tanks lol
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Titan3
Pandinus


Number of posts : 4
Age : 28
Registration date : 2008-07-28

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/29/2008, 11:05 am

do they get less active and just lay around alot when they are about to pop into a 3i , just wondering and iv increased the humidity by covering some of the top mesh with plastic wrap but enough holes for air to get in , also they still wont eat, i can hold the cricket or let it free and they back up from the cricket and like run away? not sure what the problem is??


thanks again guys
Back to top Go down
View user profile
scorpion111
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3455
Age : 22
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/29/2008, 11:10 am

they dont really eat if they are close to moulting.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   7/29/2008, 12:22 pm

That is a 2I and will soon be a 3I. Keep that humidity up *but with air too as you mentioned*
They wont eat if a moult is coming up.

xxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 3 month old emporors   

Back to top Go down
 
3 month old emporors
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Lexi - Very sweet 8 month old Rottweiler
» Harley - 6 month old American Bulldog X Sharpei
» Max an 18 month old Collie X fostered by Four Paws Animal Rescue
» Bailey - 3 Month old Yorkie Puppy - Foal Farm
» 7 month old Westie

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: The Burrow in Ghana: Emperor Zone-
Jump to: