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PostSubject: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 12:35 am

The Setup.


My emp.


Any one have an idea of what the bulge behind it back leg is?

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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 1:20 am

setup looks good, although I would think he would like some more substrate.

as for the bulge.. looks like some sort of internal obstruction.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 1:55 am

Setup's fine, don't listen to S111 Wink

It's probably an impaction. No one's really sure what to do to fix them, and I have no idea what the prognosis is.

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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 2:01 am

Yeah I was gunna say I used almost the whole 8 quart bag. Thank you for your help there is tons of great information on this site. I was kinda worried about the lump when I noticed it, but it doesn't seem to bother'em so I guess its ok.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 4:22 am

Setup is fine, but in S111's defense, the emp is a burrowing scorp and can burrow quite deep, so adding some more soil wouldn't hurt it.
Although it will do just great the way it is. Smile

Have no idea what the bulge can be, but I guess its not much to be done with it. :S
If the scorp is doing fine, I guess its no problem. Hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 6:40 am

I do agree with S111 here lol Sorry mike haha
but by the looks of the pic thats less than 4 inches of substrate, personally I like to see atleast 6 haha, but still yeah set up is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 6:55 am

All my emps never burrowed more than a few inches. My P cav however dug to the bottom through a foot of dirt and false bottom.

Edit: I'm on Mike's side.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 7:59 am

In the wild these can burrow more than a foot. All my P's have always burrowed deep down only stopping when they reach the bottom and at times had quite amazing tunnels to move around in.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 11:49 am

In the wild they live in gigantic termite mounds and are at risk of getting eaten by meerkats. A 10-gallon tank isn't the wild.

My main reasons for thinking "it's enough substrate if they can make a decent burrow" are A) it's a waste of resources if you keep a lot of scorpions, and B) the deeper the substrate, the closer it is to the lid, the easier it is for a scorp to escape.

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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 12:49 pm

Do we have to have the "it isnt in the wild debate" lol
all ill say is that tank can easily have another 3 inches of substrate with no risk of escape,
I find that the more substrate the better for mine, if I give them more it gets used.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 1:08 pm

look, all I meant was a few inches wouldn't hurt. I didn't say there was anything wrong with the setup, it's absolutely fine. all my Emps are avid burrowers, usually going right down to the bottom of the setup. that's just why I said what I said.
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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 1:27 pm

I was just giving you a hard time, Calum -- didn't you catch my wink? I just didn't want Tex Mex to think he HAD to add the extra 'strate.

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PostSubject: Re: setup pics and my emp.   2/20/2009, 1:34 pm

alright alright, sorry 'bout that. I had a Calum moment.
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