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PostSubject: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 9:53 pm

I'm buying some H.Arizonensis and was told not to use sand.I was told to use cocofiber because sand will mess up the joints of the scorp.I collect T's and have twenty-five and am no stranger to the hobby and I would love some Scorps.I just joined this forum lastnight for the scorpion know how of others and would be thankful for your help on this subject.Thanks all.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 9:59 pm

Every H. arizonensis i've seen has been on sand or sand\coco mix...check out some caresheets and pics to help you out dude Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:08 pm

Thanks.I've read one on here and some said to use desert sand and excavator clay mix..
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:11 pm

Well if you look at where Hadrurus arizonesis or spadix lives, they live in the desert so sand whould be key Very Happy hehe dont listen to fools saying it will mess up the joints..

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:14 pm

Well I figured that and wanted to know if I was missing something.It was a dealer that told me.I would rather use sand,thanks man..
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:17 pm

Well you can always leave a deler review to warn people of false information but a combination of peat and sand should be fine and escavator helps sustain burrows I personally go for the latter.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:20 pm

I think I'll go with the sand and the excavator clay mix.I'm just ready for my scorps!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:21 pm

Good choice. Are you getting them as adults?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/26/2008, 10:24 pm

Yes,they are 3"...
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 12:54 am

i dont think you are getting adults at 3', they are a larger scorp, you might be getting them at 4inster if they are that small.
correct me if im wrong.
my H.Arizonensis from head to tail is roughly the size of my adult P.imp minus the plumpness.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 10:33 am

I'm hopefully getting one(?) of these a week on sunday from the Newark show. Fantastic looking scorpions.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 11:40 am

three inches isn't an adult. One problem with h. Arizonensis is getting them to molt. Your excavator/sand should be a good choice. Remember in the wild they burrow up to 6 feet. Down that deep humidity is 40-60%
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 12:12 pm

3" adults is what he has on the add.I'm ready to get them tho and check them out.I think I'll like scorps alot,I deal with tarantula dealers and they really don't have many scorpions to choose from.Can anyone tell me a good place to buy scorps??Thanks to everyone for all the info..
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 2:31 pm

the spider shop sells as well as some other online dealers and some shops near you might sell scorpions

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion question   11/27/2008, 2:37 pm

When you mix the clay, use around 2/3 sand to 1/2 clay. Too much excavator makes it too hard for the scorp to dig.

The shop that Connie's mentioning is in the UK, so shipping may be an issue. When I want new scorps I scan the classifieds on the various invert forums.

Welcome aboard, by the way! Smile

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