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PostSubject: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:00 pm

Hello all!
I have a little problem: is this an emp?








Thank you!

P.S.
Please excuse my english, i'm from Romania.


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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:04 pm

Yes sir.
Looks like it is.
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:08 pm

Yup. And a female at that.

Thanks for the chela closeups -- that's one of the more helpful ways to distinguish between some Pandinus and Heterometrus spp. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:12 pm

Thank you!

I was asking, because it's not black like it supose to be, but brown.
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:13 pm

There's always a little bit of color variation within a species. It's definitely not P. cavimanus if that's what you were wondering.

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 3:24 pm

I understand now.
But it"s my first scorp ever, and i was having some doubts, because i'm planning a comunal setup of this species, i have a large exo terra tank 90x45x45 centimeters, in wich i plan to put about six more emps.
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 4:22 pm

deffo an Emp. nice one too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 4:51 pm

Thanks, this is my fav pic so far:


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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/5/2009, 7:34 pm

Replace the bark with coconut fiber or peat.

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 1:40 pm

How does it look now??

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 2:02 pm

very very nice! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 5:23 pm

Fantastic! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 5:27 pm

Btw, you could probably fit another one or two in that viv.

communal setup cheers
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 6:07 pm

Thank you!

I will fit another six emps in there, by the end of the month.
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 6:49 pm

SIX? that's shooting a bit high. although, this species is known to be 'hella communal.

go for it!

but, expect casualties.
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 7:24 pm

no... just put in a load of hides and keep them well fed... that tank looks preety big... maybee only 4... just in case it isnt as big as i think...
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 8:14 pm

The tank is big enough i think, 36x 18x 18 (WxDxH).

What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 8:23 pm

that tank is well big enough for 6 you can fit six into a twenty gallon so you will have tons of space
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/6/2009, 8:57 pm

Either way; Emps are (usually) very communal scorpions, you could probably do it no problems at all.

good luck, Dann!
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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/8/2009, 7:40 am

Sorry if im butting in or that but how many do you guys reckon i could fit into a 30x12x12 inch tank, i have 3 in there right now?

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PostSubject: Re: To be or not to be an emp   1/8/2009, 12:12 pm

The general rule of thumb is 5 gallons per emp -- possibly more if you have enough hides offered, or if they're immature (I have four subadults in a 10-gallon).

You tank translates to around 18 gallons, so I'd say four or five adults should be OK.

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