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PostSubject: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 11:27 am

hey whats up everyone...i just got my first emperor scorpion and its in a enclosure with the dimensions of 30 inches long x 1 foot wide x a foot long...and right now i have some cypress mulch forest floor bedding in there with a hide and a water dish and i have a lamp aswell but im not sure if its needed...so if im doing wrong please give me some suggestions...and i was curious to know whats the term thats used when people say my scorpion is 3i or 4i... Laughing ...i would like to learn some terms aswell...thanks and hope to hear from all... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 11:32 am

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpion-guides-tutorials-f18/word-to-know-in-the-hobby-t831.htm

Start there for terms that are commonly used. I only have 1 emp and am new so I will let the big guns answer about your set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 11:34 am

thanks alot i appreciate your help cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 11:36 am


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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 11:45 am

thanks alot Mr.Mordox...i wanna post a pic up of my emp so everyone can see but i dont know how to...is there a section that teaches you?
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 12:13 pm

Heres a couple pics of my emperor and my setup i have at the moment...please feel free to suggest anything im missing and i was curious to know can anyone tell how many instars my emp has had already?




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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 12:28 pm

Wow that's a big tank, you could probably keep a little colony in there! I think one thing I can suggest is replacing the substrate with something like coco-peat so that you scorpion can burrow in it. Have a read of the threads that Mordax suggested, you should find plenty of info there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 12:36 pm

well, it's an adult. i can't give you the exact instar but i would guess at 6i maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 5:11 pm

Yea I thought about that After I read a few threads and looked at the caresheets that were already available....thanks for all your input and help guys and I wanted to know if I went and got more emperors will it be a problem to keep a bunch of them together ? I was looking to have about 4 to 5 in the setup I currently have...would this be ok?
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/14/2009, 5:14 pm

adult then 6th Instar.
I would also suggest coco fibre substrate. They can burrow in it but also, it stays moist for longer, therefore with the heat from a heat pad it will be nice and humid in there for the scorpion.
Pandinus imperator like it very humid. You can get this by pouring water directly onto the substrate.
I always know how humid my tank is for my tropical scorpions but the feel os the susbtrate but also seeing mist on the glass inside
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/15/2009, 12:57 am

You could probably fit three or four adult emps in there.

A slight drawback to your tank is the front-opening setup . . . this doesn't allow you to put very deep substrate in. Would it be possible to rotate it 90 degrees, so the opening is on top?

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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/15/2009, 4:58 am

I agree with mike, if you take his advice you will be able to add loads of substrte leading to happier scorps lol They love to burrow so the deeper the substrate the better really
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PostSubject: Re: Just got my first emp...need some help...   7/16/2009, 11:45 am

Welcome*

nice looking setup, but like the others say- Change the substrate to Coco Fiber~ Smile


Cocofiber is BEST for the Emperor Scorpion! No Doubt in Mind! Cool



good luck. awesome



picture of it.

http://www.gardenopus.com/images/SeedStarting/SeedStarting/CocoFiber.JPG


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