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PostSubject: generic questions about scorpions   7/29/2009, 12:44 am

but mostly about my emporer so ill put it here.....
These are things ive been having trouble actually finding specific answers to, maybe im googling the wrong things.....


So do scorpions "sleep" or just rest.... some times when the scorpion has been touched by mr uncatachablecricket it has reared up, raising its claws into the air and swinging them about, moving them in different directions, but sometimes, when by the heater or in the burrow, it doesnt bother, or just twitches slightly. So is it perhaps asleep?

Do they have body rythms like us and are they territorial to some extent? Cos mine, somehow at almost exactly half one both nights, has got out of its burrow, walked around the perimeter of the tank scratching the walls, then sat on top of the hide, waving its claws. So do they have routines?

And lastly i know it sounds weird but how often do they poo.... the same amount they eat, or what?


These arnt meant to be difficult questions or w.e im just trying to understand my "pet" better
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/29/2009, 1:08 am

They're not like humans where they have counscience and uncounscienceness.

They either move or don't... they can rest for long periods of time without moving a muscle then all of a sudden a movement catches their attention and they snap right away.

Sometimes they're not hungry and let the cricket walk on it.

They could be moving their "hands" around to sense for movements.

They emit pheremones which they use to see where they have gone, make trails, and what not.

They poo depending on how much they eat.
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/29/2009, 2:48 am

what venom said.. they don't require "sleep" or such. they aren't what I think you would call territorial.. but they have thier own little area around thier/burrow hide.
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/29/2009, 2:56 am

You will find that most new scorpions soon settle down and dont even venture out at night when you stay awake to see movement.
Like clockwork my adult and female would come out at 11pm.
but that soon stopped and never was I to hear the click clack when they reached the other end of the tank and back round again etc.
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/29/2009, 9:32 am

haha, the fact that scorpions are mainly nocturnal is one of the reasons i got it. Sleping 2 hours a night gets pretty lonely Sad
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:18 pm

i find that my forest, emperor and arizona hairy like to come out during the day a lot its wierd specially the arizona seing as in the wild it would die if it came out during the day
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:47 pm

hmmm my Spinifers, Spinigerus and C.Hentzi all came out at night...
and my C.Margaritatus came out when they want to... theres no actual schedule for them...
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:49 pm

yeah same with my emps. forests n arizonas, the wierd thing is my forests always do a lap of the tank then climb up the door frame at the front n shimmy across the underside of the lid just with their hands, but cause the females had nearly a year of practice she can go a lot further and hang on longer than the male who i only got 2 weeks ago lol
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:54 pm

Yes my emp does that, sometimes claws it way between the grille at the top and the climb film slightly above it, which ripped the whole thing down, i did NOT wnat it to get caught in this so had to do some funnt things with sellotape.


And maybe your arizona comes out becuase it "knows" theres nothing there to hurt it... Perhaps it doesnt sense any vibrations or a lot less than it would in the wild anywho...
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:56 pm

yeah i meant that if it comes out during the day it would die of exposure cause it can get to over 60C in the open in some parts of the arizona desert i hear which could cook them never mind just killing them lol or maybe it realises its living in scotland now n knows the chances of any sun at all here are pretty slim Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 10:59 pm

OH well excuse my non-knowledge. lol sorry bout that
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 11:01 pm

lol nae worries, spose the predation thing would maybe be a factor if it does in fact realise its in a plastic tub :hmmm: lol aw well, i better get away tae my kip we shall resume in the 'morro Razz
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/30/2009, 11:15 pm

aye not a worry, have good sleep mate
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/31/2009, 10:12 am

yeah to resume the convo from last night, i wonder why some scorps like to come out suring the day a lot and some stick to coming out at night and why they seem to have a routine of stuff they do as they do laps of the tank or tub
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/31/2009, 11:39 am

Perhaps different pray during the day.. crickets in the evening and day? roaches i think at night? I dont knw. Myabe just evolution. Or environment would be a key factor i presume
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/31/2009, 4:00 pm

how come you only get 2 hours of sleep a night?
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/31/2009, 4:31 pm

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Perhaps different pray during the day.. crickets in the evening and day? roaches i think at night? I dont knw. Myabe just evolution. Or environment would be a key factor i presume

Never thought about it that way and it kinda makes sense maybe most come out at night or day because of a more different veriety of food insects some that come out during the day in some areas may be better for them or have more meat on them than what comes out at night and vice versa or perhaps they might even have a preference you never know lol
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   7/31/2009, 7:40 pm

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how come you only get 2 hours of sleep a night?

Im a chronic insomniac Sad


and yeah i thought they may rely on insect times maybe, or even humidity if they live in the jungle. Emporers arnt desert scorpions are they, perhaps in the jungle or woodlan insects come out of the canopy to feed, or just come out to feed on the numerous detritivores that feqauent these places
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 8:18 pm

I thought the reason they didn't come out during the day was because ultra violet light would kill them confused
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 9:24 pm

Good point, but i think maybe UVs dont kill the scorps entirely... they just stress them, shortening their lifespan.
But this i from UV only lamps, and its when theyre in the dark they glow better under UV. Pure Uv light might make me depressed if i thought the sun was shining in the middle of the night.

Obviously in the day, theres the whole spectrum of light, UV lights produce way more UV and UVB than the sun does, which is why sunbeds will tan you in like ten minutes
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 10:43 pm

It takes a LOT of UV light to kill a scorp. The biggest reason is probably to avoid being eaten by meerkats.

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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 10:44 pm

i thought emps were a jungle scorp?
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 10:59 pm

And savanna. Meerkats were just a rhetorical predator.

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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 11:01 pm

Oh i see. My apologies for not reading betwee the lines of that.
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PostSubject: Re: generic questions about scorpions   8/19/2009, 11:33 pm

No worries. Smile

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