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PostSubject: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 3:28 pm

I found him this morning with no movenment. I have an idea why he died, he was too cold. He's the first emp i ever took care of, so Im a noob at this. This sucks real bad, I feel completly gulity for not getting his tank proper fast enough. So yeah, just letting you guys know. Everyone is nice here. I'll post pics of him later on. Also, Im not sure if Bubba was a boy or girl. I am going to perserve him thou...make into a paper. I dont have the heart to bury him in the back yard.

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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 3:49 pm

there is a very low chance he died of cold unless your house was absolutely boltic during the night. it may have just been natural causes. also, keep him around for a while as he may not be dead. scorpions have had a knack for reviving these last few weeks....
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 4:04 pm

Ummmm, that may be to late...He's in the freezer as we speak.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 4:15 pm

oh well.

we can still sex him for you if you like.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 6:06 pm

sorry to hear about the loss. I can never bare to chuck mine either, I preserve them!
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 6:07 pm

im sorry you have lost him/her
There have been a lot of deaths at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 9:27 pm

I doubt it was your fault.

What was your setup like?

Most emps are WC adults so it's impossible to tell how much time they have left.

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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/6/2009, 9:31 pm

Best solution for this kind of problem is to buy a new preferably a subadult.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/7/2009, 2:00 am

Don't give up...you will learn so much from the people here. Read up and get another one. Emperors are very hardy scorpions. Just don't keep them in a desert set up! Good luck man
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/7/2009, 12:02 pm

Aww, RIP Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 11:20 am



I finaly have pics up. I wanna say Bubba was a girl..
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 11:45 am

Yes, it was a girl. It's a shame, too, 'cause it looks like she may have been gravid.

So you never answered my question -- what WAS your setup like?

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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 12:37 pm

I'm sorry Mr. Mordax. Here's a pic of was it was like before she died. what you cant see is a small heating pad underneath the tank. and i wasnt able to get around to getting the humidity up there.

I know its not the greatest set-up in the world.

She was standing very funny..
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 12:46 pm

I dont wanna come across as harsh as youv just lost a pet, but that set up is pretty bad mate.
P.imperators like nice fairly deep substrate, the ideal substrate is eco earth like this kind of stuff

it holds humidity much much better than the chipping you were using and allows them to make burrows.

Dont get too disheartend after all we all make mistakes when we first start
and alot of us have lost inverts because of silly little slip ups.
aslong as you learn and improve then its all good
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 1:04 pm

That funny standing is called stilting -- they do it to regulate body temperature, meaning it may have been too hot for her.

It's also generally recommended not to use under-tank heaters, as most scorpions burrow to escape heat, so it's counter-productive and dangerous if this burrowing only takes them closer to the heat source.

Excessive heat and lack of humidity combined with an inability to burrow to find suitable conditions may have contributed to her demise.

But we all make mistakes in this hobby, and the best thing to do is to learn from them and move on. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 2:27 pm

I will. My boyfriend is going to get me two emps. next. But Im going to do a total make-over on the tank. I just need the time to do it.
My main question is whats the BEST bedding ans heating for them. And the best way to get humidity. I feel like a such a noob.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 2:39 pm

it's alright dude. Smile

the best bedding would be coco fibre, sphagnum moss, or a simmilar earthy substance. I use terra - spider which is specially formulated for T's, but works equally well for scorps & others.

you can just put a heatmat on the side of the tank. or even on the top to keep the temps up. as for humidity, as long as the substrate is moist your good to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 2:41 pm

the top??? heat rises btw...
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 2:49 pm

has worked for me. besides, I think heatmats emit rays that go around in every direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Bubba's dead.   2/20/2009, 3:06 pm

i keep my heat mat at the back of the viv n at also works lol
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