The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 Heating Worries

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Heating Worries   2/28/2008, 11:33 am

Ok, When I first got Pinchy and Stingy (Pandinus Imperator) I love you I had them on Orchid bark *wrong I know* with the heat mat INSIDE and under the substrate. This clearly was "ok" for Stingy since as you all know she gave birth. cheers

Things arent looking so good. Since removing the babies into their own tank "plantation soil" and the heat mat OUTSIDE and the same for Stingy. Babies have been pressed to the glass to obviously have the heat. Ive just looked at their tank. Very humid and temps reading about 80.
Now, I have the heating on FULL BLAST to make the room hot, dispite boiling myself as have been cleaning.

Just gone in the bedroom to find Stingy out in the open pressed to the glass to reach the heat.

What to do?

Its clearly not hot enough for her and its clearly not hot enough for them! I dont get paid until tomorrow!

Should I just put the heatmat inside and under the substrate since its not that deep for her as I ran out.

I hope she isnt about to pop her clogs tonight. I doubt she will now eat tonight as was going to offer her more food

xxxxxxxxxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Athlon2k2
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 619
Age : 34
Location : Chandler, AZ
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   2/28/2008, 12:43 pm

you could try a heat lamp. This provides more of a sunlight effect on them. My P. Imperator does the same thing your talking about. But I'm pretty sure mine is doing it to try to escape. She generally runs around for a while and then just lays against the glass.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   2/28/2008, 1:17 pm

she has never done it before. This is the first time I have ever seen her be still and basically hug the glass. Im tempted to just put the heat mat in the tank...but will wait for some more replies

xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Mr. Mordax
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 7743
Age : 31
Location : PNW
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   2/28/2008, 4:53 pm

You know how cats will curl up over a heating vent, even when the rest of the room is a perfectly acceptable temperature for a housecat? I'm pretty sure scorpions are the same way -- they're just thinking "Ooh! An extra-warm spot!"

_________________
If your emperor scorpion stops eating, don't panic.
Be nice -- you were a noob once, too
"Never ask an engineer to explain something, because he will."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   2/28/2008, 5:00 pm

Embarassed
Ok, I will try not to worry. Just disturbed all the babies. Saw them all lined up and kinda on top of each other but...saw some poop! they all scattered! Bless them!

Im just worried about getting mold now....one thing after another. If its not heating problems its mold! hahaha

Thank you guys for putting up with me...

xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
liette
Centruroides


Number of posts : 185
Age : 28
Location : Malaysia
Registration date : 2008-02-25

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/3/2008, 12:11 pm

Lol, I'm in Malaysia where the temperature is pretty high(too high for my comfort actually), and my scorpions do the same, pressing against the walls of the tank. Therefore, I doubt that 'wanting to get to the heatmat' is the reason.

But there are possibilities.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/3/2008, 12:42 pm

I will keep an eye on the situation, but if in Malaysia they are pressed to the heat mat then im sure mine are just doing the same. I might move the hide over to that corner then so they are hidden...but then again I can just peek in and see them all ontop of each other

xxxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
liette
Centruroides


Number of posts : 185
Age : 28
Location : Malaysia
Registration date : 2008-02-25

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/3/2008, 12:48 pm

No, a heatmat isn't necessary in my country. Hehe. Room temperature is high enough for them. And my scorpions still press against the walls.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kejser
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 1373
Age : 31
Location : Denmark
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/3/2008, 3:31 pm

I keep alot of scorpions, and my room temp is around 25-27 degrees, and all my scorps is fine, they breed and stuff so you dont need to have 30c in your scorpion tank for your scorp to be fine, 25 is fine allso, mostly with forest sp and stuff, sand scorps might need abit higher, but all my scorps crawl around and sometimes tries to go up the glass, allso found a H. longimanus upside down hanging from her vent net.. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/3/2008, 5:40 pm

Just went into the bedroom and the heat was like WOOOSH! makes you sweat being in there for 10 seconds and she was still pressed against the glass! Seriously, she must just be having a cat moment and thinking "oh a warmer spot" because seriously, that room is super hot! window now open! too hot for me to sleep in there, I need a bedroom cool!

xxxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
liette
Centruroides


Number of posts : 185
Age : 28
Location : Malaysia
Registration date : 2008-02-25

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/4/2008, 4:47 am

See, told you that heat wasn't the reason? They're just like that. Razz
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/4/2008, 2:40 pm

Must be the reason but still. I worry!

xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
gambite
Pandinus


Number of posts : 3
Age : 28
Registration date : 2008-03-08

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   3/8/2008, 1:42 am

Mine do the same thing. While it is not really that hot in my room (my roommate likes to pretend that he is an Eskimo), their tanks usually reads at around 25-27 degrees. Yet, they have taken to squishing against the glass where the heat from my laptop fan-pad hits. I dont think it is a big deal, it wont kill them. Instead, I would worry more about overheating them. I know they can take high temps (I have heard people giving them time at 100+ degrees F [sorry dont know the celcius for that]), but it is usually too much heat that is the killer of inverts, not too little.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
scorpion111
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3455
Age : 22
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/9/2008, 4:32 pm

i was just wondering,could you put a heat mat UNDER the tank,but put the heat mat only under about 1/4 of the tank, and not under the hide so it would provide heat, but not grill the scorp if it tries to burrow under the hide?. scratch.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Athlon2k2
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 619
Age : 34
Location : Chandler, AZ
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/9/2008, 5:08 pm

I don't see why you couldn't but heat mats don't provide very good heat dissapation unless you crank up the heat or you have a small enclosure.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/10/2008, 9:18 am

I only have ever used heat mats. Maybe wrong or maybe good. who knows...all I know is my female liked the conditions as happily gave birth AND didnt eat anyone hehe
xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Kejser
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 1373
Age : 31
Location : Denmark
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/10/2008, 3:37 pm

i dont use heating at all.. my room temp is 25-26c all the time and when the lights are on over the "cages" the temp is raised abit.. so why use heating Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 11:48 am

clearly you dont live in the UK Razz

xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Kejser
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 1373
Age : 31
Location : Denmark
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 1:42 pm

Connie i live in Denmark wich got pretty much the same weather as the UK Very Happy btw like your new picture Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 1:43 pm

*blush*
thank you.

Im sure I wont worry too much about heating when summer comes...HA, if it comes but since we are in spring its got chance to warm up...although we did have 3 inches of snow last Sunday!!
xxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
scorpion111
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3455
Age : 22
Location : scotland
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 2:41 pm

do you put your het mat on the side or under the tank connie? i keep mine under the tank cause my scorp never seems to burrow. porbably cant be bothered Wink
Back to top Go down
View user profile
PeterUK
Pandinus
avatar

Number of posts : 11
Age : 108
Registration date : 2008-04-09

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 3:13 pm

Heatmats radiate heat from BOTH sides !!!
Place a polystyrene sheet or at a pinch a peice of card or a newspaper covered with tinfoil (shiny side out) [behind the heatmat to reflect the heat back so that only one side radiates heat.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
*Connie*
Post-whore
avatar

Number of posts : 3705
Age : 33
Location : England
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   4/11/2008, 7:23 pm

scorpion111 wrote:
do you put your het mat on the side or under the tank connie? i keep mine under the tank cause my scorp never seems to burrow. porbably cant be bothered Wink

I have the heat mats on the side outside the tank. I do need to use something to reflect the heat but havent got around to it.

When I first had my set up my heat mat was inside the tank under the substrate, which was orchid bark. I now have plantation soil and therefore I now have the mats outside the tank and on the side

xxxxx
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://healingfromwithin.heavenforum.com/index.htm
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Heating Worries   

Back to top Go down
 
Heating Worries
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» heating prob
» Heating My Bunny Outhouse
» Seed heating mat
» Dandy folding camper heating
» heating for an emperor scorpions

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: The Burrow in Ghana: Emperor Zone-
Jump to: