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PostSubject: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/6/2008, 8:29 pm

Some guy belittled me for using it.
It's not like a desert setup will deteriorate it.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/6/2008, 8:50 pm

I don't see the problem, it can't be any worse that using a soda cap for water. or, like I have in the past, using a 64oz plastic cup cut in half.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/6/2008, 9:13 pm

What do you think I use in half of my setups? I raised B. jacksoni with chunks of egg carton, all of my cockroaches have cardboard hides . . . the only problem I can see is if it gets moldy or if it's for a display setup.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/6/2008, 10:36 pm

That's what I say.
Not like they enjoy the view of a rock.
They simply feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/6/2008, 11:41 pm

I've used it before. Have of the AZ species can be found under cardboard if placed in the right place.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/7/2008, 1:16 am

Not really my style and besides, cardboard smells when wet. I use small strips of wood cut from a long piece, which can be had for less than a dollar. They handle moister well and don't need replacing.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/7/2008, 11:30 am

I use it when I have nothing else to use. It's not that big of a deal but I would avoid it considering the smell and the bacteria that gathers up on it. And the mold...eww mold.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/7/2008, 1:41 pm

I've used a cut up cardboard box for my hissing roach tank and for one of my scorpions (I forget which, might have been my P cavimanus). Usually they were just temporary but in a dry set up I fail to see the problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 12:02 am

its not 'wrong' but you have to change it regularly which would be a timewaster and a bit annoying and also a bit dangerous/difficult if your scorp is poisonus or has babys because it will be quite defensive and will want to protect its "home".
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 12:30 am

_scorpio_ wrote:
if your scorp is poisonus

Last I checked, it was safe to eat scorps. Wink

(Venom = injected, poison = ingested -- all scorps are venomous, none are poisonous)

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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 12:33 am

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its not 'wrong' but you have to change it regularly which would be a timewaster and a bit annoying and also a bit dangerous/difficult if your scorp is poisonus or has babys because it will be quite defensive and will want to protect its "home".
It's good to give them a "home" we call them "hides" because they need a place to retreat it actually makes them LESS dangerous because they rather run and hide than attack.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 12:34 am

Good point, Eddy -- I've noticed that most of my scorps only get defensive when they're cornered. If they have the chance they usually duck into a hide instead of striking a threat posture.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:12 am

IHeartMantids wrote:
_scorpio_ wrote:
if your scorp is poisonus

-- all scorps are venomous,)
well wat about scorpions without tails...they arent and are safe....right???
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:17 am

A scorp without a tail is probably in the process of becoming a dead scorp. Razz

Unless you're talking about whipscorpions and such, but those aren't scorpions.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:19 am

yea lol.
is there any difference between whip scorpions and whip spiders
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:38 am

usually whip spiders refer to tail-less whip scorpions also known as Amblypigids
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Whip scorpions refer to vinegaroons
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:49 am

vinegaroons creep me out. Last time I saw a pic I had a nightmare...I was also poorly with a virus...so as im better I hope I dont get another mad dream which wakes him up shouting "VINEGAROON!" hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 1:56 am

They're actually pretty cool nothing like holding one in your hand and creeping people out.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 6:19 am

there is NOTHING worse than seeing a camel spider.....uurrrgh that guy was disgusting....how big should they get because this thing was abot 12" long and hanging from a "tent" in the sahara [when i say tent i mean a carpet with too many holes in it].
also i thought the locals would be used to them but the guy who went to get it out of the tent walked in, looked up, screamed [half to himself] and then whacked it as hard as he could wit a slipper and took it outside, dug a 3 foot hole, put it in, set it on fire!!, and buried it

i guess they hate them too
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 7:53 am

there's nothing wrong with using cardboard in a desert setup. its not exactly gonna get soaked and stink the place up, is it? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 8:50 am

_scorpio_ wrote:
there is NOTHING worse than seeing a camel spider.....uurrrgh that guy was disgusting....how big should they get because this thing was abot 12" long and hanging from a "tent" in the sahara [when i say tent i mean a carpet with too many holes in it].
also i thought the locals would be used to them but the guy who went to get it out of the tent walked in, looked up, screamed [half to himself] and then whacked it as hard as he could wit a slipper and took it outside, dug a 3 foot hole, put it in, set it on fire!!, and buried it

i guess they hate them too
I've seen so many people being freaked out by those.
But to me they don't look scary, they look like umm nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 11:06 am

yes the common ones are...just spidery... but this one was one of those ones that exists to be disgusting and awesomely fearsome
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PostSubject: Re: Is it wrong to use carboard as hides?   4/12/2008, 11:25 am

I love them. They completly rip off cricket head when they eat.
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