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PostSubject: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 9:51 am

hey all i was just thinking wether i should just let mine burrow itself or make a hollowed out hide for her? rigth now i made one for her but maybe she would like it to make it herself? thoughts comments? thanks all
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 11:29 am

either or

i filled my hides with some substrate so they had to dig a little, but if you do this you ll see them less
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 12:20 pm

Ehhh truthfully doesnt matter. I make it so they have to dig it themselves that way it perfect to what they want. I do believe that it may make them a bit more territorial because they did it themselves and they know its there rather than using one thats already there.
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 1:46 pm

Dependant on what you are using as hides, they might burrow regardless of any hides in there. Don't restsrict your scorpions from burrowing, just give them a hide or two each and that will encourage them to use them.
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 2:05 pm

What I do is put in a lot of substrate, pack it down, and partially bury a piece of driftwood on top. I think you have an emperor scorpion and if that's the case it'll probably start a burrow on its own. You can make a little pre-burrow if you wish which will help determine where you want your scorpion to dig. I have mind right in the middle and in front for me to see Very Happy I also think they behave much more different than if they simply took shelter under a regular hide. Mine are more skittish, but appear less sluggish. I also enjoy watching my scorpions dig themselves a burrow and I really do believe it's better for them.
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 3:23 pm

^ Exactly my emperor tank Razz Apart from instead of driftwood, I have corkbark.
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 4:48 pm

ok cool well here is my cage for her and yes it is an emperor. i dug part of the burrow myself under the sunken bridge you see and it seems that she has taken off to burrowing off from that. which is good but i need to add more substrate... so i might have to dig her up and make her start all over =( i feel bad for her.



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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 4:49 pm

looking good
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 5:02 pm

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looking good

thank you but i need to add more substrate (coco fiber) and im pretty sure shes burrowed to the middle of the tank by now, should i just dig her up?
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 6:29 pm

yeah, you can do that, i ve done it.

I bothered my guys for quite a bit for the 1st week while I was getting things right.
Now they've been left alone for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/15/2010, 6:36 pm

ok cool thanks all for your input =)
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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/16/2010, 10:39 am

just as long as you give them enough substrate to burrow... they know how to sort themselves out... don't worry too much... Gravid females will dig deeper to make a birthing chamber... in any event... they will do whatever feels natural to them... keep the substrate a bit moist whenever possible.... you can spray the enclosure until your fingers ache lol or just pour a little water onto the substrate and let it seep to the bottom... this will give them sufficient moisture

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PostSubject: Re: let them burrow?   4/16/2010, 10:58 am

cool thank =)
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