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PostSubject: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/9/2009, 8:17 pm

Hi I am looking for reliable care info about this specie.
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/10/2009, 8:47 am

I have read that they have been found in Albania and Greece in different habitat from the mountains to the coast,from dry to more moisture climates.
I keep mine at low humidity approx:50% and on dry substrate sand/gravel (size:1-2mm) mix (don't know the english word for it) with an weekly mist.Not much just so they can drink the drops as I have never seen mine drink from a waterdish like M. martensii who on the other hand almost like to take a bath Cool
I lost a gravid female earlier on (my best guess during to low heat,if not just bad luck) so I keep mine with higher temp. 80F' or 26C' at daytime.They should be semi-communual and I have subadult/adult living 2 and 2 together with no problem in a 30x30x30cm......yet Very Happy
Good luck with them.I'm guessing you bought the 1.3 on EI Wink

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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/10/2009, 9:28 am

Sativa wrote:
I have read that they have been found in Albania and Greece in different habitat from the mountains to the coast,from dry to more moisture climates.
Yes! I have read that too! and therefore I was confused about their humidity and heat requirements.

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I keep mine at low humidity approx:50% and on dry substrate sand/gravel (size:1-2mm) mix (don't know the english word for it) with an weekly mist.Not much just so they can drink the drops as I have never seen mine drink from a waterdish like M. martensii who on the other hand almost like to take a bath Cool
I lost a gravid female earlier on (my best guess during to low heat,if not just bad luck) so I keep mine with higher temp. 80F' or 26C' at daytime.They should be semi-communual and I have subadult/adult living 2 and 2 together with no problem in a 30x30x30cm......yet Very Happy
Good luck with them.I'm guessing you bought the 1.3 on EI Wink

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Yes, I bought the 1.3 and I just found out that one of the females is pregnant Very Happy Should I quarantine her?

Okay, so a semi dry setup, not so much digging among them?

Your substrate, is it a mix of soil and sand?

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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/10/2009, 2:30 pm

If she shows any form of aggression towards the others then yes.At least I would seperate her before she pops.
They don't dig much,but will use natural burrows/hides.
I don't use soil but I dont think that would matter.Personally I keep the substrate dry.The only water they get is from that weekly misting.

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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/10/2009, 5:51 pm

Can I use the red desert sand from the local petstore?
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 3:56 am

I wouldn't but again I'm no specialist Cool If you ask me I would recomment a sand/gravel mix (sand/grus mix) As this is how I keep mine today and they all seems fine.

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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 5:06 am

Sativa wrote:
I wouldn't but again I'm no specialist Cool If you ask me I would recomment a sand/gravel mix (sand/grus mix) As this is how I keep mine today and they all seems fine.

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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 10:32 am

I keep mine on soil/gravel mix,a small hide and nothing more.Once in a while i spray some water on one corner.

They seem to prefer their substrate more packed and hard.
I have seen them more stressed at loose soil.
On packed soil/gravel mix, they seem to move faster and capture prey on the first attempt.


I have never seen them drinking, even though i had a small water "bowl".
Gnerally, M.gibbosus is found on mostly arid environments.
However, i have spotted many near large water reservoirs.
Hope that has helped.
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 1:46 pm

fiend wrote:
I keep mine on soil/gravel mix,a small hide and nothing more.Once in a while i spray some water on one corner.

They seem to prefer their substrate more packed and hard.
I have seen them more stressed at loose soil.
On packed soil/gravel mix, they seem to move faster and capture prey on the first attempt.


I have never seen them drinking, even though i had a small water "bowl".
Gnerally, M.gibbosus is found on mostly arid environments.
However, i have spotted many near large water reservoirs.
Hope that has helped.

Okay thanks for the answer(s). I have just recieved 1.3 M. gibbosus and one is pregnant! should I introduce them into the tank together, all of them! Or should I quarantine the pregnant and introduce her to the others when she have given birth to new scorplings
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 4:16 pm

I would say to leave her in a tank of her own ,until the babies molt to 2i and roam away from her.
Then you can safely introduce her to the "communal" enclosure.
I would advise you not to keep the temps very high, about 25-28 max.
This is to minimize chance of cannibalism.It has been observed that they share hides during winter time.
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 4:39 pm

okay thank you ! anything particular I should remember in the tank during the pregnancy?
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 4:47 pm

Nothing special.
Just give her a more spacious hide, and she might want to burrow under it and "seal" the exits.
You can mist one corner about once in a week or less often.
I personally spray when it is raining.Just don't overdo it.
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/11/2009, 5:49 pm

Okay...Thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/13/2009, 12:07 pm

Cuming up: Pictures of my newly decorated M.gibbosus set-up !
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/13/2009, 6:57 pm

1.3 M.gibbosus colony........
One of the inmates




The set-up.......



..So! what do YOU think Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/14/2009, 1:37 am

awesome set up
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   9/14/2009, 7:12 am

Thank you binks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   10/25/2010, 12:09 pm

Nice ones Very Happy Im getting 1.3 of them this weekend! Can't wait!
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PostSubject: Re: WANTED: Mesobuthus gibbosus caretips   10/31/2010, 8:56 pm

Got 1.3 yesterday and if I just may add:

Every caresheet I find it says that they don't drink from a dish and only gets water from drops or from feeding, but I put in a small waterdish anyway and I have so far witnessed 3 of them drinking from it, so I guess a waterdish shouldn't be missing!

I know this is an old post but thought I would just add this...
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