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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:23 pm

they really dont need light at all. just sun rising outside and getting through your window is enough for them to have a day/night cycle.

Some people say you shouldnt have light in the tank like mine, but how i see it is that if he doesnt like it he ll just hide from it, and he has plenty of places to do so. At night I both of my lights off so he can walk where ever he want at night, unless i want to see him then the red goes on, but that doesnt bother him


He has wondered the tank with both lights on, and he has sat in his old hole for 2 months prior to his moult.

I just let him chose what he does while giving him plenty of options. I'm sure he ll only try to do himself good and not sit under a light bulb if its going to kill him
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:25 pm

Makes sense. Also, if he's digging holes under my log (not under the sides, just inside) should I replace some of the dirt it's resting on with something that will hold it up? I don't want him to burrow under it and have it crush him. But with that much surface area on the dirt, maybe it wont?

Edit: Also, I've had him just about a week, and I have no clue if he has eaten yet. There were a few crickets in the tank, and I see one dead one, or maybe just a dead shell, that was wrapped up by a spider. The other two may be under the log, or somewhere else I didn't see them. I put a new one in there today, I'll see if it's gone or not.

What's the best thing to do with food? Leave it in until it's eaten/dead, or give him a chance to eat it and take it back out at the end of the day?


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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:29 pm

the log looks pretty big, he d have to under dig quite a bunch of it for it to collapse. but some people do put shot glasses on here on the bottom of the tank and then put the drifts on that before putting the dirt in. Up to you I guess. I'd just monitor his digging and see where he goes with it
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:30 pm

Yeah, shot glasses were the most common thing I saw.
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:35 pm

The humidity gauge reads like 40% right now =\. And I don't know if you get email notifications for edited posts, but I edited the one above.
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/18/2010, 11:39 pm

crickets:

most people recommend not leaving them in there for more than 24 hours. Taking out any ones alive after that as well as remains.

At first i couldnt tell if he ate either, so i bought a pair of tweezers and i d hold em by legs/asses in front of him or kinda aggravate him with them, he d grab em and eat em.

Now I kind of throw them in and heard them towards the cave, if he wants one he ll grab one if not... then they get to run around until he finds them
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 1:21 am

Also, is setting up a false bottom really worth it? I hear that it is but it also isn't. What's your opinion?
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 1:26 am

had one for a little, wasnt worth it for me, I just dump water weekly, but to each their own...
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 1:29 am

my guy just came out, i handed him a cricket and turned off the day light, so he is now eating it in the corner with most condensation. he is weird
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 5:30 am

darkjohn20 wrote:
Also, is setting up a false bottom really worth it? I hear that it is but it also isn't. What's your opinion?

If you are willing to pour some water onto the substrate weekly as MrWin said, then no, a false bottom isn't worth it.
I don't use one and I just pour some water onto the substrate so that it is damp but not soaking once every week or two and that gives me around 80%-90%.
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 12:16 pm

Does the temperature of the water matter much?
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PostSubject: Re: New Scorpion   6/19/2010, 1:26 pm

No, not really.

Water kept at room temperature gives immediate results. But cold water will work too, just that it will take a bit longer to be heated my the heat source.
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