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PostSubject: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 5:51 am

Has anyone ever heard their emps hiss?

All three of mine hissed at me at some point today while I was transferring them. At first I thought it was just them scuffling around on the substrate, but it wasn't! They were hissing. I thought that I was just crazy at first Razz

I remember Kejser posting about a hissing scorp, but I didn't know that emps could do it, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 10:17 am

Ive never heard mine do that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 11:33 am

I've had an adult male hiss at me. I believe my H. longimanus has, as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 12:03 pm

I thinl I may have heard my adult female hiss... either that or it's just the sound of her joints moving. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 1:16 pm

while mine were still alive they would if you poked them when they were asleep but its just another "impressive emp" sortof thing... its not going to do much, but it will make a big show of doing it!
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 2:22 pm

My H.Spinifer does that.
Only scorpion I've heard from my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/13/2008, 5:27 pm

Yup, you can hardly hear it unless it's one of the few noises in the room. I had been nudging the emps slightly and they would spin around and hiss. I would try to get it on camera, but they're settling into their new home and I don't think that the cam would pick up the sound since it's so quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 2:55 pm

I have heard my emp his and it is still doing constantly. i have checked the temp and it is good the humidity is good and im using the same substrate that it was on when i bought him but he still hisses and it is getting really annoying. Whats really weird is when i have my tv on and he hisses it makes fuzzy lines on the tv. I dont really know to much about emps but from what i read it is an attack mode thing. he is the only one in the tank so i dont know whats going on. Could it be the four dogs i have or the 3 fishtank filters i have in the same room.PLZ Help before i get rid of it
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:00 pm

what set-up have you got for your emp, have you got a hide for it?? how deep is ya substrate aswell??
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:03 pm

i have a hide and a shallow water bowl.. im pretty sure the substrate is deep enough. i hae seen him burrow tho..should the hide go on top of the heatting pad area or no
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:08 pm

if your using a heat pad never have it underneath the tank, always the side, dont wanna fry your scorp, substrate should be about 4-6inchs and moist. is he eating ok?
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:11 pm

i just fed him a cricket yesterday i do have the pad underneath my tank but i put a good layer of substrate on top of it thats what the pet store told me to do and thats where they put it i also bought a heat lamp because i live in Michigan and its almost winter time and i have a cold living room
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:27 pm

can you get on the chatbox
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:33 pm

whats chatbox??? i wouldnt bother with the heatmat at all,, if you have a heatlamp then i would just use that. you dont put the mat underneath cois they love to burrow and im sure it must confuse them cos they burrow to get away from the heat.
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:34 pm

its on the forum page at the bottom
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:37 pm

do you need a mic? or is it instant messaging?
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:50 pm

you were right it was the heating pad cause i just unplugged it and i havent heard him hiss yet.it must have been confusing like you said thank you very much.he was getting oon my nerves...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 3:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   11/29/2010, 6:54 pm

lol no worries mate, anytime.
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   1/15/2011, 5:15 pm

I've read that the scorps make that noise by rubbing their claws together. Idk how true that is but it seems plausible.
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   1/15/2011, 11:27 pm

I'm not sure they use their claws, but different species of scorpions have been known to "stridulate," as it's called, with differing parts of the body. Some with use their mouth parts while others the tip of the "tail." Here is a link to what other hobbyists have experienced: http://www.venomlist.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19556
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PostSubject: Re: Hissing emps?   1/15/2011, 11:41 pm

I think i also remembered seeing those reasons as well. They are weird like that, but it would be interesting to watch them make that sort of a noise.
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