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PostSubject: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/29/2010, 9:39 pm



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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/29/2010, 10:35 pm

welcome to the site...

ok looks like an emp... if so here is some of what I see....


your viv needs 4-6" of substrate......they like to burrow
the substrate should be moist...hum.. should be 80-90%
is there a heat source? if it's a under tank heater it should be on the side not under...the viv should be 80+deg f....


...you might want to check out the care sheets they are full of great info.
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 8:41 am

Dracennights wrote:
welcome to the site...

ok looks like an emp... if so here is some of what I see....


your viv needs 4-6" of substrate......they like to burrow
the substrate should be moist...hum.. should be 80-90%
is there a heat source? if it's a under tank heater it should be on the side not under...the viv should be 80+deg f....


...you might want to check out the care sheets they are full of great info.

+1 ...your substrate does appear to be very shallow

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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 10:47 am

make the substrate deeper...
and if you wanna keep it moist enough for the humidity, pour a glass, or even a half glass of water on the substrate...
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 6:17 pm

Agreed... substrate sohuld be 2/3 of the height to allow sufficient burrowing depth...

... I wish it was as easy to buy terrariums like that here in Malaysia...
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 7:03 pm

That is a very nice top for the tank
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 7:11 pm

me and my Girl friend built that and bought all the stuff for it now check out terrarium 2.0 and tell me what u all think please i bought a heating pad a real water dish lol and the lowest part of the substrate is 4 inches. i also got a couple of questions (sorry to keep bothering you all with silly questions but the people at the pet store tell me these things and i just want to get a 2nd oppion

1. is a black light bad for the scorp

2. are some emps brown and others black

3. should i mist the cage once a day

and my girl friend wants to get a couple of Chinese swimming scorps for our next 2 any thoughts on them olz



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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 7:17 pm

Looks better on the substrate and heater.

Might want to try to size down the photos to forum size. Will make things a lot easier.

I've found with lids like that, if you are having trouble holding heat or humidity, run out to a hardware store and have a peice of acryllic cut to rest on the top of your tank. Or just use some clingwrap and towels.
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    9/30/2010, 8:02 pm

actually the cling wrap wouldnt even be necessary...

covering 9/10ths of the lid with a thick towel works for me
and it holds heat well in my 30 gallon, every other day i just move it back so that the airflow increases...usually at night
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 1:55 am

Yeah, I sometimes use a towel too. It's easy and doesn't look that bad either. There are some nice looking smaller towels or you can use a small table cloth.
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 2:35 am

I use a towel on the top too works really well....

As for the chinese swimming scorpions (lychas mucronatus) if yr in the uk you will need a dwa licenece as theyare in the bithidae family ..... We really wanted some but live in uk so a no go Sad ( really really want them too) I don't know what the laws are everywhere else though

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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 11:39 am

o i live in the USA im sure i can just find someone who will ship it to me lol humm so yea we had to put a towel on top and we got the humitiy at 80% with a temp of around 79 degrees sounds about right for those guys now will a black light hurt them i really wanna get one so i can show these guys off in the dark as well as the light lol
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 1:10 pm

wpbshowcar wrote:
o i live in the USA im sure i can just find someone who will ship it to me lol humm so yea we had to put a towel on top and we got the humitiy at 80% with a temp of around 79 degrees sounds about right for those guys now will a black light hurt them i really wanna get one so i can show these guys off in the dark as well as the light lol

continuous exposure to a light like that will cause unnecessary stress...and inevitably a rapid decline in health...
doing it randomly, say like for photo shoots, is a better idea...
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 4:05 pm

okay sounds good
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 8:30 pm

actually I have been reading up on black lights ( I have 2 running on my viv 24/7) mine are used for heat and light..... now there are 3 kinds of black lights..... if you get the florescent one most of the time it isn't a true black light it's what is referred to as a blb....... now the led black lights are a true black light and are very harmful because they give off uva uvb and uvc they are a true flue spectrum uv light....

On the other hand the florescent blb's are just a tented light....most blb's only give off very very small amounts of uvc which tends is the least harmful of all... it's the is less harmfull then the light you will get from a window with blinds on it.....
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PostSubject: Re: so these are my 1st scorpions and there enclosure feedback would be nice thanks    10/1/2010, 10:40 pm

ehh ill stick with my ambient light from my window...
if i get curious i flash a mag lite in at them to check on them from time to time lol

my big tank really doesnt see any light cause i have it in my closet...
but my 5i tank sits like 4 ft away from the window on the same wall...

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