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PostSubject: Another new to scorpions thread   10/15/2009, 8:27 pm

You have probably seen a hundred of these already but I want to make sure I am doing everything right. I bought my little guy about a week ago he might be a inch and a half big so just a young guy. I set up a 10 gallon tank I had and I have a heat lamp I did do a lot of research before I got him and did read that they are nocturnal. I have a heat lamp and a red 60 watt light to heat the tank. I have read that you can use red lights it wont bug them that much but is that true? Not many people do it as I noticed and I really don't want to irritate him. He is eating I do have to help him out with it putting the cricket or meal worm in his claw but he normally doesn't go after his food. I think he did once and he really never comes out of the slanted rock I put up. He just stays there all day and sometimes night so I have to lift up the rock and feed him which I know is stressful to move his environment. I don't know if maybe it is the light is irritating him. If so I probably need a heat pad which I will get tomorrow if you guys tell me that the light isn't going to work. I am using peat moss which I have read that a lot of emperor scorpions owners use. and a shallow water dish. I think that about what covers whats in my tank I am going to put pictures of my tank up so you guys can tell me if I am doing anything wrong. I know I don't have a thermometer I use just a regular one that I stick in the substrate to read temp.

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Justin Evans

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PostSubject: Re: Another new to scorpions thread   10/15/2009, 8:50 pm

The heat light is useless unless where you live is very cold. The dirt looks pretty dry and shallow. Other than that I don't see a problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Another new to scorpions thread   10/15/2009, 8:57 pm

I live in Minnesota and its already 25 degrees outside. So maybe it will help a little? Thanks for the info he im afraid that he might not molt because of lack of moisture. Ill put more water in the substrate and put another inch down.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new to scorpions thread   10/16/2009, 12:14 am

Double the depth of the substrate. The red light is fine, scorpions can't see in that part of the spectrum. I can't see how dry it looks.

If he's not eating, don't worry. Scorpions fast all the time, especially leading up to a molt.

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PostSubject: Re: Another new to scorpions thread   10/16/2009, 11:52 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Double the depth of the substrate. The red light is fine, scorpions can't see in that part of the spectrum. I can't see how dry it looks.

If he's not eating, don't worry. Scorpions fast all the time, especially leading up to a molt.

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