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rachy1975
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PostSubject: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 11:47 am

Here are a few pics of Solarus, i have just bought him a new tank and i am about to set it up a bit better.
In the pics i have his heat mat on the side but at the moment it is underneath but im finding its drying the bark up really quickly.. I spray his tank twice a day to keep it moist and have just bought some coconut substrate to use in his new tank.
Included is also a pic of my scorpion women i have tattooed on my arm












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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 12:07 pm

try the heat mat on the back of the tank...
emps burrow to escape the heat, so the heat mat underneath is pretty much negating that
if the problem persists, see how difficult it would be to maintain temps without the mat
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 1:47 pm

Get rid of that bark and put in coco fibers...you can add some of the bark to the top soil but please get rid of that stuff....They cannot burrow nor will a burrow stay up if your using that...
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 2:36 pm

Looks like a healthy scorp to me.
One of the reasons the bark is drying is because the bark chips themselves are really bad at holding humidity. You should look up coco-fiber as a substitute for the substrate. It holds humidity very well and also allows the scorpion to burrow in it, too. It's also suggested that the heat mat be placed on the back or side of the tank because placing it on the bottom may be problematic for the scorpion when it burrows. If you do these two things you're good to go Smile

By the way, what does the scorpion woman tattoo symbolize?
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 3:30 pm

Done... where i bought him they told me to use the bark but after joining this forum i could see you all use the coco fibres so i have bought him some today and they are in his new tank and its set up a bit better so thankyou all.
My starsign is scorpio so i think thats why ive always been a bit fascinated by them and had the tattoo done last year.
Still needs a bit more work done.
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 3:56 pm

Yea, terrible thing is that most stores that sell scorpions know next to nothing about them and just make stuff up. Makes one almost want to punch a kitten. Had one broad at the store tell me that if you are too scared to handle your scorpion then you shouldnt have one because she somehow wasnt aware that theres more than one way to pick up a scorpion, especially buthidae if they escape.
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 4:05 pm

True i think i will get more use from these forums with lots of peoples different experinces.
Can anyone tell me how old they think he is by the pics?? from claws to sting when he is led out he is 12cm (approx 4inches) and his sting is an orange colour
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 4:14 pm

sub adult...
but i cant tell you how many molts its got left before adult...
when the stinger is blood red, its an adult

my female that just died was almost 7 1/2 inches from the tip of the stinger to the tip of the claws
so that should give you some idea of how big its a possibility of getting
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PostSubject: Re: My Solarus   10/28/2010, 4:21 pm

Ooh thanks, im just posting some pics of the new set up ive put him in on the relevent thread so any suggestions or reccomendations would be more than welcome..
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