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PostSubject: flourescent lighting?   3/18/2010, 4:21 pm

I have heard that flourescent lighting is bad for emperors, that it can cause death if exposed over time to it. Has anyone else heard this or know if this is true or not? I'm not sure why they said it would harm them or how. Anyone else know? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/19/2010, 2:52 am

Scorpions are negatively phototactic meaning they don't like any light whatsoever. Unless you want to use an infrared one, take the bulb you are thinking of/are using and discard it.

The ONLY two heat sources recommened are:

1) Heat mats
2) Infrared bulbs because although it is still dark to them, they can still feel the heat coming off the lamp.


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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/19/2010, 10:30 am

thanks. i'm not using any lights on the enclosures themselves. they are all in my garage, however and i have flourescent tube lighting in the garage. do i need to move them into a room where there is only incandescent lighting?
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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/19/2010, 5:23 pm

well thats news to me...
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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/20/2010, 12:40 am

binksyboy3 wrote:
Any type of lighting, (apart from infrared because they cannot see red light) is detrimental to the health of a scorpion particularly UV light as it gives them higher amounts of calcium that they do not require.

Scorpions are negatively phototactic meaning they don't like any light whatsoever. Unless you want to use an infrared one, take the bulb you are thinking of/are using and discard it.

The ONLY two heat sources recommened are:

1) Heat mats
2) Infrared bulbs because although it is still dark to them, they can still feel the heat coming off the lamp.


Where did you read this??? i have been using flourescent lighting with scorpions for years now with no effect.. and i doubt that UV light gives them calcium.
Have heard of experts talking about long exposed time to UV light can maybe damage they chitin plates. But i dont think any really proof have been made..

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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/20/2010, 8:13 am

From what I've seen, it's just a annoying to the scorpion. Mine tend to scurry back into the burrow.
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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/20/2010, 1:04 pm

yeah, the UVB only provides a way for some reptiles to process calcium through D3. so, i am guessing that having the scorps in a room with flourescent lighting is ok. that makes life easier for me!
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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/20/2010, 2:28 pm

I have plant grow lights on some of my tanks.. and my scorpions are producing just fine.. you dont have to be so scare of all that stuff..

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PostSubject: Re: flourescent lighting?   3/20/2010, 5:15 pm

Kejser wrote:
I have plant grow lights on some of my tanks.. and my scorpions are producing just fine.. you dont have to be so scare of all that stuff..

thanks man. that's what i needed to know!
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