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PostSubject: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   10/30/2008, 5:09 am

Hey guys im a first time Scorpion keeper from Australia just picked up a

Flinders Range Desert Scorpion native to Australia ( Urodacus Elongatus )



Just wondering if anyone has ever kept one before and has any tips on how to prep its tank?? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   10/30/2008, 9:43 am

Hey mate

The problem is that Aussie scorps dont get exported from Aussie land unless they are smuggled out, so they are pretty hard to find elsewere, but the clue is how the scorpion lives, so you might wanna find out where it lives and look at weather reports and stuff like that from there, ortherwise i whould buy Mark Newtons New book it should contain stuff you can use, or check out his website Very Happy http://www.thedailylink.com/thespiralburrow/ good luck with your awsome Aussie scorp.. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   10/30/2008, 10:49 am

Nice one! That genus reminds me a lot of the Uroctonus found in the western US. Very Happy

As Kejser said, Mark Newton really knows his stuff about Aussie scorps, so he'd be the one to go to for this kind of advice. I don't think we have a lot of Australian members on here yet.

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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   10/31/2008, 4:59 am

yea tru yea im going to end up buying that book

my pet shop stocks the flinders range scorp and also the Australian rainforest scorpion that ones pretty hard to take care of u need like all different types of moss in the tank and they only eat the australian bush cricket where as the flinders scorp can eat everything from silver fish to grass hoppers
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   10/31/2008, 12:04 pm

It's a beautiful scorpion!
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   11/2/2008, 3:07 am

yea ill hav some better photos up soon hopefully someone can tell me wether its male or female
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   11/2/2008, 1:14 pm

check out the aussie forum Mark Newton is scorp genious. Even im in the oz forum.
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   11/5/2008, 12:32 pm

Eddy you're in every forum.
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   11/5/2008, 2:59 pm

Thats true.
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   1/26/2010, 4:24 am

These scorpions are best kept individually; you run a high risk of cannibalism if kept together. Home can be anything from a takeaway food container to a large glass terrarium.
Small containers for housing: These are useful if you keep a lot of scorpions. They should have some holes for ventilation. Coco-fibre/soil mix is a good substrate as the coco-fibre component holds water and is slightly acidic which helps to minimize fungal problems. As already noted a humidity of around 60-70% is good, so ventilation and moisture levels in the soil should reflect that. Make up the fibre/soil mix so it feels cool and light, this will mean only adding a small amount of water and mixing it in well. Pack it down well into the container. Add something for the scorpion to hide inside or under. A piece of hollow log is good or nicely curved bark. No need for water dishes etc with this species, although it does like to drink, so a light spray once in a while at one end only is a good idea. DO NOT allow the substrate to dry out completely as your atmosphere will lose its humidity, effectively drying the scorpion out and ultimately causing itís demise. You also do not want the scorpion to be in constant contact with damp soil or it will develop mycosis (fungal infections).Only ever spray very fine water at one end of the housing.
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   1/26/2010, 7:15 am

they like to burrow and like humidity around 60-70% around 90%when molting and birthing. mine just did. coco bibre(20%0 mixed with sand(25%) and flat rock about 5%. they will eat roaches, crickets, geckos, and pretty much anything. check out the green scorpion. they have a care sheet.. where abouts are you. me GoldCoast. unfortunatly i am not as fluent in typing as some so thats it cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   1/27/2010, 1:43 am

This thread is well over a year old . . . if the OP hasn't figured out how to keep his scorpion by now, it's too late.

Feel free to write up a caresheet for our caresheets subforum, though.

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PostSubject: Re: New Australian Native Scorpion! (Urodacus Elongatus)   1/27/2010, 8:32 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
This thread is well over a year old . . . if the OP hasn't figured out how to keep his scorpion by now, it's too late.

Feel free to write up a caresheet for our caresheets subforum, though.

well maybe i didnt read the post date ok... Laughing lol
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