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PostSubject: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/2/2008, 11:56 pm

Ok, so after a few difficulties, I finally managed to get an Emp scorpion. Thing is, all day today he has been laying inside of his hideaway with his claws down and his tail curled up next to him. I assume he's sleeping, because he was very active the night before. Just he's been this way since about 11AM (it's 9PM right now) and I just hope he isn't sick or something. I actually just got him yesterday, and obviously I'm new to all this so I'm a tad nervous. The temp today has been in the low 90s, which makes me think he should be more active. He reacted when I accidentally dropped something on the cage lid; I figured I should point that out.

I think someone needs to make a chart of scorpion body language lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 12:26 am

Scorpions don't sleep, but they're nocturnal -- it's normal for them to wander around all night and do nothing during the day. I can tell yours is healthy when it reacted to an external stimulus (dropping something on the cage).

Emps are especially known as "pet holes," which should be pretty self-explanatory. Wink

The only time you need to worry about a scorpion being sick is if they are sluggish (slow to respond) and lay with their tail straight out. (Walking around with the tail straight out just means it's going to the bathroom.)

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 12:29 am

Heh, good. So what is he doing if he's laying there with his claws down and his tail curled up? Just lazing around? It looked like he was sleeping to me, so I assumed he was, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 1:23 am

Yup. He/she is fine. No worries Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 5:16 am

IHeartMantids wrote:
Walking around with the tail straight out just means it's going to the bathroom.
Hah mine probably has diarrhea then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 5:42 am

he is fine. dont worry. tail out flat is the thing to worry about *and not just for a poop*
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 11:15 am

as everyone has said, he's ok. scorps do this for days sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 11:40 am

Oh, hell, they'll do it for months if they feel like it. Note the emp care tip in my signature. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 11:44 am

^^ your sig not showing anymore
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 11:45 am

ok after I posted it! then it did!
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 11:49 am

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ok after I posted it! then it did!


how do you get your signature to show? i have one but when i put "save" it didn't show.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 2:28 pm

Yeah both of mine do that during the day. Hes alive and well.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 2:37 pm

have it set up on the forum when you make a post but also in your signature in your settings
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Emp sleeping or ill?   8/3/2008, 3:32 pm

Ok, thanks a lot everyone. Smile He's a beautiful scorpion, I have to say. I should get some pics up.
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