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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/15/2010, 10:57 am

Bex, obviously only Jamie can say for certain but I've got 5 on the substrate being excavator sand Smile

Another beautiful shot Jamie!
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/15/2010, 1:28 pm

Cheers iitomodachi and yes its that zoo-med excavator clay mixed with normal sand. I think the key to sand holding good burrows is getting it wet, packing it down and drying it out in the tank.
Im drying out the new haddy tank at the mo, i'v put a heat mat underneath and a heat bulb hanging inside the tank to draw the moisture out. Don't put the bulb too close to the sand or glass though cause i cracked a tank doing this being impatient. It does take an age to dry, you can see the dry line slowly going down. I'd say they'd only want a moisture gradient in the substrate if they're due to molt otherwise they're susceptible to mycosis.

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/15/2010, 3:17 pm

Nice looking scorpion, Jamie. It still looks healthy and fed after a month of hiding Smile
I like the substrate as well and it's great that it can hold burrows. I tried my own mix once and it ended up hard as stone, haha. What's the ratio of excavator clay to sand?
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/16/2010, 8:59 am

right just wetting,packing and drying it isnt working all the sand is loose and not holding....so have now got zoo med excavator clay stuff coming tomorrow to mix with it...and the scorpion is due tomorrow...yay bounce

So to clarify 80 sand to 20 excavator yeah? any tips tecniques????

got a temp housing for her till we get the permenent one done

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/16/2010, 11:49 am

If this is the only enclosure you are using the excavator sand for I would just use 100% unless someone on here with more experience has a good reason not to. I thought nixing was because the zoo med stuff was so pricey. That is my assumption though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/16/2010, 11:54 am

As JamieLawrence pointed out, it gets too hard with only the excavator sand (or even 50/50 as he said), so that's why you mix it 80/20!
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/16/2010, 1:24 pm

Cheers H. Laoticus, she actually looks fatter than when I last saw her.

Right, definatly don't use all excavator clay, as iitomodachi says it would work out super expensive and even 50/50 comes out rock hard. As others have said 80/20 seems to work well, that 20% clay just seems to help it stay together better. Also if you don't have the sand wet enough in the first place it will still dry loose. There's really no shortcut to get the sand hard like actual ground but still burrow away easily and stay like it other than getting it wet, packing it down and drying out properly. Its took upto a week to dry for me before.

As you say Bex, get a temp tank or tub set up with just loose dry sand and a couple of hides till you get the main tank sorted, it'll be fine.

Haddy guarding her burrow thats now dug up with a tea spoon lol she done this in 50/50 with mycosis!

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/16/2010, 1:44 pm

I guess Haddy is a pretty strong scorp :hulk:

Nice picture too!
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/17/2010, 6:59 am

Right scorps here .... yay


Excavator sand came today too have mixed it 20/80 and added boiling water (in the hope it would dry quicker lol)

have started putting it down in inch layers and using a hairdryer to dry it a bit before adding next layer....hairdryer seems to be working ok and as its mixed with the clay its not blowing it all over the place as before......

will update once finished Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/17/2010, 7:54 am

Oh wow Bex! That is a beautiful scorp! GZ on that Was it just that one, or...? (since you write "scorpS here").
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/17/2010, 7:58 am

Thank you!

lol yeah its just the one, i meant it as in the scorp is here Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   11/17/2010, 8:03 am

Ah, now I see Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/6/2010, 5:12 pm

A little video update! Enjoy Very Happy sorry about the quality!
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/12/2010, 2:52 pm

Nice looking scorpion.i have 3of them .2 males and a pregnant female hoping on some babies soon:-)
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/12/2010, 3:17 pm

Thanks! Very Happy Make sure to post pictures when she pops! I heard the babies haves a hard time to make it through molts though..
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/13/2010, 7:23 am

Another video update of my Hadrurus Arizonensis! This time it's redecorating the enclosure Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/15/2010, 3:03 pm

Aaaaaand another video update! This time it's kind of special Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/15/2010, 3:12 pm

Where the vids I just got text?

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PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus Arizonensis 1.0 VIDEO update 15th December 2010   12/15/2010, 3:13 pm

Oh I posted them in the first post with the pictures Wink
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