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jayo
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PostSubject: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 10:14 am

im just wondering what kind of lighting i can use in my enclosure,so its not harmful to the scorpion?
it has to be 18" tube.


also what do you use to clean glass in tank so its not harmfull to the scorp?
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 11:25 am

You dont really need lighting. In the wild an emp will probly never see sunlight. I dont have lights on mine. Just a false bottom and a heat pad on the side. The heat pad cost me about $35.00-US and the false bottom was pretty much free.

To clean the glass I just use a paper towel for the inside (hardly ever gets dirty) and on the outside I use a little bit of windex on a paper towel. Dont spray the glass with it B/C you might get it into the cage
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 12:46 pm

I don't use bulbs either,but if you insist, then get an infra-red one because they can't see red light.
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 1:14 pm

Well i would say just use water or even some hot water for the inside of the tank but like sithis said, it doesnt really get dirty. And if you provide a good enough hide to where they can hide completly away from the light, you can use any light you would like besides a black light because UV messes them up long term. Because i use a normal 18" bulb inside of my tank and it heats my tank up as well. And i have it on a timer so it turns on and off on its own which is pretty cool. But i have such a dark hide, that i cant even see them inside of it when i lean down and look so i kno its really dark and the light wont effect them.
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 2:23 pm

Yeah I cant see mine either. Theyre like having a pet hole. Every couple of days I will find poop inside and just clean it with tissue (Throw away the surrounding substrate) . I saw some pedipalps yesterday but I needed a flashlight to see them though.
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 3:02 pm

Lol you clean the poop with a tissue?
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 5:07 pm

lmao yeah. I cant help but laugh aloud here at work now that I realize how funny it sounds. What do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 6:05 pm

i dont use anything. i just smear it into the ground or cover it... After a few months, i will churn the coco fibers around and mix it up so its all stired up. After about 6 months or more of the same fibers, ill just buy new stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 7:48 pm

I will still change my strate but I dont want any smells or parasites in my tank
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PostSubject: Re: more newbie questions   2/24/2010, 11:15 pm

lol it wont smell....
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