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PostSubject: Burrowing!   9/13/2010, 3:17 pm

Hi, just been watching our female scorp excavating the hide she shares with our male, and was wondering...do all emps burrow coz our male never has since we got him.... not once! he just sits there! but the female seems to be burrowing daily inside the hide and actually is blocking the entrance lol with them both in it.....and also the newest addition to the family our baby scorp burrows like mad (in seperate container) , this makes me wonder if our male may be on his last legs and just cant be arsed???

just been watching her and took this pic for some reason she put a pile of substrate on each of the flat rocks we have in the viv (looks funny) you cant see in the pic but the hide entrance has a pile of substrate blocking it. just waiting for her to come out so i can post some burrowing in progress pics lol.....



got one of her eating the other night ( how does everyone get clear pics in the dark?)





Any input on this is much appreciated as we are still noobs..its only been 3 weeks since we got our first scorp...just worried about our male we have no idea how old he is as we got him as full adult ....what are the first signs of old age?


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PostSubject: Re: Burrowing!   9/13/2010, 4:09 pm

Nice! Looks like the female is doing all the work in the household, haha!

Sometimes they dig and sometimes they don't. I've had some that are just content to stay in the little indentation I've made for them. I've had others that will dig and never come out, but as long as they appear alert and attentive, I would say that's a good sign. I've had sluggish scorpions before and they always ended up dead. Sometimes I'll mess up their burrows so they can do the process all over again because I enjoy watching their burrowing process, but that's just me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Burrowing!   9/13/2010, 4:16 pm

lol shes mental looks like she has made a hill that goes with the contours of the hide on the inside then must burrow down behind it coz there is a loads of excavation coming out lol never seen this before so its really interesting.....not seen the male though......murdered and burried maybe lol..... or just slippers on watching he tv? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Burrowing!   9/14/2010, 11:57 am

H. laoticus wrote:
Sometimes they dig and sometimes they don't. I've had some that are just content to stay in the little indentation I've made for them. I've had others that will dig and never come out, but as long as they appear alert and attentive, I would say that's a good sign.

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Sometimes I'll mess up their burrows so they can do the process all over again because I enjoy watching their burrowing process, but that's just me Smile

Bit cruel really, but I totally understand where you're coming from Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Burrowing!   9/14/2010, 2:31 pm

i havn't got the heart to mess it up lol kinda want to though as not seen the male for while and worried she might have killed him... but gonna just wait for him to make an apperance we have a web cam set up on the viv over night so can lay in bed watching them on the laptop lol

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