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Sinistersoljer
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PostSubject: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 2:38 am

First I just got two emp's and they don't move much even at night is this normal? Also they haven't eaton in these threedays is that a problem and lastly I'm getting an Texas yellow are they a good scorpion? Thanks and sorry to be newbish
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 4:05 am

Congrads on the scorpions =)

I just got mine two weeks ago and i really did learn a lot. lol

Just make sure they got hiding places/water/enough depth to burrow....and let them be. Its not the most amusing pet..if pet at all, but sometimes they come out and do stuff

like yesterday I was lucky to see my guy come out and snatch a cricket and eat him ( first time i saw him eat in 2 weeks, i even brought food right to him and he wouldn't take it )
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 4:24 am

Thank you that helps because they don't seem active but if stating in there burrow in normal there doing pretty good do you know about yellow Texas scorps? Are they agressive?
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 4:31 am

No idea, I am pretty new to this too, but check out other topics around here. Some really useful l stuff. Like this one

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpionforum-caresheets-f40/scorpion-caresheets-t1351.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 12:00 pm

Ok thanks alot I wish I'd of found this forum before
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 2:28 pm

Emperors staying in their hides is completely normal. They are often given the name "Pet - holes".

Also, as what has been said, they won't be overly active. You can usually see them out and about at night time but this is not always the case.

As for the texas yellow, I think you mean Hadrurus Arizonensis? (Desert Hairy scorpion)
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 2:59 pm

Oh alright alot this forum is great
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 6:55 pm

Yea typically mine come out around 2-3 in the morning. Im hardly awake to see it. and if you have a small burrow and a black light, you may be able to see one or 2 of them just sitting at the mouth of the hole waiting for something to come wandering into its house.
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 8:21 pm

I have a 60 watt black light it's a warmer light and I do see them actually about that time are those lights safe to use all night? Do they have uv rays? And thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 9:38 pm

depends on the black light. is just a normal bulb you get at walmart or is it one of the long ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 9:57 pm

Sinistersoljer wrote:
I have a 60 watt black light it's a warmer light and I do see them actually about that time are those lights safe to use all night? Do they have uv rays? And thanks

NO they are not safe to use A LOT. Black light=UV=Ultraviolet=Bad!

I black light, a lot. But I don't look directly at the light ever. Even then, it's probably not good for me, and neither would it be for you or your scorp. They can't see real red light. And it will produce some heat. Black light will confuse them and mess up their eyes and/or dna (I think). Anyway, it's not good. I only use my BL to find them, sometimes take photos, and every blue moon, do a quick night check. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 9:59 pm

not all black lights have UV in them
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 10:06 pm

anemiaffx wrote:
not all black lights have UV in them

You are incorrect. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 10:08 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_light

A black light or UV light is a lamp emitting electromagnetic radiation..........
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 10:11 pm

Ok thank you cuz I don't want to hurt the scorps at all
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 10:28 pm

kk well guess i wont use my black light anymore for night...
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/4/2010, 10:41 pm

anemiaffx wrote:
kk well guess i wont use my black light anymore for night...

Good idea. But no big deal, we live and we learn, and the big rock keeps on spinning... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 3:23 am

Scorpions are negatively phototactic, meaning they don't like certain types of light.
In the case of scorpions, they don't like any light apart from infra red because they can't see it.
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 1:48 pm

Do they make infra red heating lights? Or should I just get a pad for the side of the tank?
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 2:22 pm

You can do either. Best bet by consensus over different boards seems to be heat pad on SIDE of tank. It will be cheaper over the short and long run as well. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 3:53 pm

Awesome thx. I keep my room pretty warm around 70 71 degrees. I keep my computer running to help maintain temps until I get a pad.
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 4:02 pm

If that's your low, then you will be fine. If you room drops below 65* at night, I would try and hurry as best as you can. Heat pads can be had at wally world for about $10+ I think. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 4:15 pm

Yeah, ill go grab one tonight after work.
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 6:03 pm

Make sure that the mat suits your enclosure.
Most will say suited for glass enclosures but some people buy those ones and stick on their plastic ones and then as a result, don't reach sufficient temperatures.
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PostSubject: Re: Im a newb please help   2/5/2010, 7:23 pm

Mines a glass 10 gallon
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