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PostSubject: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/7/2008, 10:07 pm

Okay so as the pictures show, my C. Vittatus's inclosure is pretty boring/lame. I can only use a 2.5g tank so no ideas for cage difference size please. I just need some ideas how I can make it look a little more intresting and more "attractive".





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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/7/2008, 10:33 pm

Change the substrate to a mixture of coco/peat and sand. Add some flat pieces of rock/slate what ever and some thick branches. Also, they love dead leaves.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 1:11 am

My tank is 50/50 sand peat with stacked rocks and moss in some of the cracks. I based my tank off of where I found them in the wild.




The jaw I found when I was hunting them. Thought it looked cool and they like to hang out on it during the night.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 10:22 am

Throw in a few pieces of bark that are vertical -- I hear they like to climb on 'em and hang out there (my lone female does in her deli, anyway). Definitely more hides would help out.

Maybe add some fake plastic plants to green it up a bit? Or perhaps one of those little bromeliads that's hot-glued onto a rock?

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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 11:31 am

don't some centruroides prefer vertical pieces of bark or something like that to moult on?
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 11:46 am

^ yeah it really helps to have a few climbing spots for barks.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 1:02 pm

some fake cacti and a proper skull of some kind...
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 5:09 pm

Oh yeah I forgot to mention the vertical climbing thing. The back of my tank is all rocks which they can climb behind. I based mine off where we caught them in the wild.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 7:15 pm

Okay thanks guys! More hides, vertical climbs, mix sand with coco fiber okay? and rocks/skull?
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 8:18 pm

I think the rocks/skull is optional.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 9:15 pm

Well yeah just a possible thing I may use.

and instead of peat can I just use coco fiber? I have alot in a bag and its still wet and humid. should i open it and air it out?
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 9:18 pm

yeah let some of it air out first.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 9:19 pm

so it should be completly dry and no humidity?
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 9:21 pm

Well a little wouldnt be so bad. I usally mix it in when it's "cold" rather than damp to the touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 10:14 pm

but it wouldnt like make them sick or anything if it was dry?
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/8/2008, 10:47 pm

Nope...In the wild it can get pretty dry. Just spray one corner once a week or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/9/2008, 12:41 am

Wow I just got 6 of these from Krazy 8's and they were in moist cocofiber with a fake plant at the show I went too. I didn't think it was that humid in TX.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/9/2008, 12:44 am

Krazy 8's specialized in T's more than Scorps. But I dont' think a little moisture will hurt them
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/9/2008, 1:09 am

The area I WC them was pretty dry but it looked like during rain it was a flood plain. My substrate isn't dry but it's not like wt either. I just use a large water bowl and they seem to be doing fine. They mate in my enclosure so I think that's a good sign. Of course, they also mated in the cooler I set them in while I decorated the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Need C. Vittatus cage ideas...   10/9/2008, 10:31 am

IIRC, this species is quite hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Different humidity levels shouldn't be a problem as long as it's nothing extreme.

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