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PostSubject: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 8:40 pm

I'm Receiving 0.0.2 2i Rhopalurus Junceus in the mail thanks to a fellow Canadian Plits but i could not find a definate showing of what their early enclosure should look like. I don't really like the idea of small tupperware containers so this is what I thought up from what i know about the species.

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Classic Eco earth substrate, was maybe thinking of adding some exo terra i have to keep a corner with a bit more humidity for molting. Disinfected cork bark, no pesticides and inspected for larvae of pine beetles and such (live in BC and those are a big problem here). Anything else I should know? Any ideas? or is this perfect/good enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:19 pm

That's cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:28 pm

Yeha they look pretty good enclosures man. Will the vents in the top retain enough humidity?
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:35 pm

I was especially lookin for tanks that had small vent holes in the top, as you can see from the open lids theres alot of area with no vents so it should, if not ill just saran wrap or duct tape one side of the vents and it should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:36 pm

Yeah, they look pretty cool tanks too, where you get em from?
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:40 pm

I got them from a local mom&pop pet store called Animal House in Kamloops, BC, Canada. they were about 6 bucks each, good deal imo. should be good enough to keep the 2 juvies until they are old enough to get along.

*edit* tag says "small pals pen" and the maker is "living world"
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:41 pm

Well i dont know about this particular species of scorpion so ima just agree with you on that haha. I just got myself a 40gal tank myself, theres some pretty good stuff out there all u have to do is look
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:42 pm

Most definately, but i'm not allowed to get any more scorps till we get a bigger place as ordered by the misses haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:44 pm

yeah well haha, think how i feel, being 16 im still with my mum, at least you dont have to do chores to be allowed new pets as well as paying for them.....
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 9:44 pm

2I are going to be TINY -- those enclosures look too large, and they're likely to escape through the vents.

I would suggest something along the lines of a 40-dram vial (about 1.5" diameter base, 3" tall) with a couple of small holes poked and a piece of bark leaning against the side.

And NEVER use duct tape to restrict ventilation -- you're just going to find scorps stuck to it eventually.

I highly suggest adding moisture to the substrate rather than restricting ventilation, anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 10:06 pm

How bout putting a divider in the middle of one of them? I'm sure i can rig something up that can split one in half.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 11:32 pm

In most cases, dividers work very poorly at keeping scorps separate. I'd still be worried about them getting out through the vents.

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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/22/2009, 11:41 pm

i measured the vents, they are less than 1 millimetre wide compared to my other tanks which have 1.5 millimetre vents. Would a 2i R.Junceus even be able to fit 1 claw through it let alone his entire body if it somehow managed to get up there? and is there a huge downside of having an enclosure a tad too big for the scorpion? I like to "hand" feed my scorpions most of the time so it's not like it'll be having a tough time trying to find its food.
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/23/2009, 11:05 am

i housed mine this way ... no problem so far Smile current RJ is 7i Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/23/2009, 1:39 pm

If the vents are that small, it may work . . . and yeah, never finding prey was the main disadvantage I was thinking of.

If you want to use those tanks, I'd suggest double-tanking them (putting them both inside a spare larger tank) just in case one does make it out the vents.

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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/23/2009, 6:29 pm

wouldnt that defeat the object of him getting cheap tanks
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/23/2009, 9:31 pm

i like the fact that my emps have more alot more space than needed, aslong as you dont get something ridicolusly too big
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PostSubject: Re: Good enough Enclosure?   8/24/2009, 12:55 am

Yea, I currently house my two 2I P.Imperators in half of a decent sized plastic tank seperated from the oher side with a fitted divider so theres enough room to put both of those smaller tanks into the bigger one. Was just using that side to store cricket feed and gel and such. But thanks for the input Smile i'll be receiving the little ones on about the first or the day before after my vacation, i'll post pics as soon as they arrive.
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