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PostSubject: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 3:07 am

Alright, I'm having terrible luck with these guys. I've been keeping them the same way I got them from my friend but they just die on me. Right now I have a heavily gravid female and three 2i. Does anyone know any good caresheets for them, I've been looking all night? So far I've lost my male and the female that gave birth to the 2i's. It's really frustrating. Give me tips!
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 3:19 am

Well, how are you keeping them?
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 3:42 am

I had them on all sand, no water dish. A couple of dens made out of stacked rocks. After the two deaths I switched them to half sand half dirt and I mist the side of the adults container once a week. Could it of been dehydration?
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 3:59 am

I assume so. I used 70 percent peat 30 percent sand with some offered humidity. They are also the only scorp considered Arboreal so use Vertical pieces of wood instead of the usual hides.
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 4:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 4:06 am

Hmm, thanks man. I have 5 vittatus I caught in southern CO, I guess I'll keep the sculps like the vittatus.
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/13/2008, 4:44 am

Yup very similar care. Goodnight I'm outy for the weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 5:22 pm

that sucks to hear. I just keep mine on sand with lots of vertical hides.keep them between 75 - 85 degrees and between 20-40percent humidity. 2i just have to fed twice a week till 3i then once a week after that
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 5:43 pm

wow, this one slipped by me - not that I've been able to catch up on everything yet.

C. sculps spend most of their time vertically, vertical hides are a must. the stress of lacking a vertical hide could be what's pushing them over the edge.

a rare sight is one of a C. sculp on the ground but note the cork bark on the back wall and the cork bark lean-to (rolls of cork bark can be found at hobby lobby in the isle with dry erase and tack boards):


that is a sand/coco fiber mix for a substrate
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 6:43 pm

Rasputin, do you ever have problems with a mold-like substance on the cork board? I always get these real light fuzzy stuff on it whenever it comes in contact with humidity. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 7:07 pm

cork bark itself is quite mold resistant. if you've got a substrate that's susceptible to fungal infestations then it can spread up to your cork bark. also if you leave dead foodstuffs in the enclosure and they begin to mold it can potentially spread. for mold to develop there must first be a vector and humidity is not one of the vectors for cork bark
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 7:51 pm

It doesn't really look like mold, though. It's looks like very thin fuzz. I'm not sure how to explain it. I'm using about 2 shares of coco fiber and 1 share of peat in each enclosure with half of the substrate being moist. I've thought about boiling the cork board. It may treat it somehow.
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus   9/24/2008, 11:02 pm

Thin fuzz is probably mycelium spreading out from a central source.

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