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PostSubject: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/27/2010, 3:21 pm



Always wondered if this species really takes the dip!!! Here's how it was put together.



Dimensions for the tank are 30cm(length)x15cm(width)x24cm(height).





This is for my 1.0.8. Lychas mucronatus when the 8 finally mature... altogether 9 specimens from my captive breeding project




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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/27/2010, 4:49 pm

how do you get the water to pool up?
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/27/2010, 4:57 pm

the lycan mikey wrote:
how do you get the water to pool up?

The substrate at water level is mainly sand separated by a layer of rocks... the coco-fiber + potting soil + moss is applied above the water line.
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/27/2010, 5:05 pm

thats awesome
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/28/2010, 6:46 am

Excellent setup!
This is the first I've ever seen a pool in a scorp tank and specifically for semi-aquatic scorps.
I wonder how they'll take to the setup, but can't wait for the future report.
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PostSubject: Re: [HOW TO] Lychas mucronatus' Semi-Aquatic Communal Enclosure    7/29/2010, 2:29 pm

In the first installation I tried dropping the male in the water when he matured... but he took flight right up the bank and towards the vertical hide... I tried again with a 5i specimen that stayed still on a small piece of bark, by submerging the bark with it....

It remained still at the bottom for a few minutes underwater ... then it crawled along the bottom and ambled up the bank much like someone coming out of a pool with their denims on. It then poised itself on one of the branches hanging facedown and gave itself a waxdown polish.

*Pre-molt individuals seem to be keen on the water... perhaps absorbing water helps them with the molting process... considering that a scorpion has to increase its internal pressure to break free of the old-exoskeleton. Hmmm I liken to taking a major dump 'of' yourself LOL
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