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PostSubject: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 11:38 am

Well I live in Upstate New York and we had a pretty bad Ice storm here.Thurs night I lost power around 2am temps droped down to around 45F in my house.
When I woke up I piled coats and blankets onto my emps tank.I had 3 winter coats 2 hoodies and a blanket covering thier tank.I was so scared they wernt going to make it.

I got power back around Friday at 5pm and Im happy to say that all 3 scorps lived through the power outage.I've read post before about you guys sayin Scorpions are pretty hardy little things
so I guess I'm just posting this to back up that claim.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 12:29 pm

Lucky you. I had a power outage three weeks ago, took all of my scorpions, put them in small containers and took them to a friends house not too far away. Now I have more scorpions than back then so I'm a little scared of runing out of juice. But there supposed to be tough. Did they slow down or something?? How are they doing??
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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 12:47 pm

Most scorpions are pretty tough. 45 degrees overnight isn't a big deal.

If you have any temperate species, they might have enjoyed it. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 1:18 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Most scorpions are pretty tough. 45 degrees overnight isn't a big deal.

If you have any temperate species, they might have enjoyed it. Razz
Thats good to know I was petrified.Next time I wont be so worried.I was under the impression that you should never let the temps go below 65 for Emps


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Did they slow down or something?? How are they doing??
While the power was out they were huddled together in thier burrow.Since I got the temps back up to mid 80's they have seperated a bit but still stay in thier burrow like normal


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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 1:20 pm

Good to know, weather this time of year isn't nice, I expect a shortage this winter.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 1:42 pm

From what I can tell, the temperature it got down to in your home is about as low as it ever gets in Ghana.

So it's possible they could experience that temperature in their home range (just not too likely).

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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 2:06 pm

See the reason I was so worried was because I always used this for thier temp range http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/geography/climate.php (The second graph)


There it says coldest ever is 64 But thats just for Accra and its not that detailed.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/14/2008, 2:52 pm

They made it and thats what matters. They didnt suffer the temp drop for too long and they are all ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost lost my scorpions   12/17/2008, 10:56 am

I read In one of the scorpion books I have at home that many scorpions can survive temperatures below freezing, so I wouldnt worry at all about an over night power cut they might slow down a bit but as long as their not wrmed up to quickly they should be fine Very Happy
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