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PostSubject: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 6:30 am

Hello all

Just received our first desert species, a female Hadrurus arizonensis, was very excited opening the tub, she is smaller than i expected measuring in at only a couple of inches head to tail and seems a little podgy to me lol

We purchased her from Predator or Prey she was quite pricey cost neary 40 including postage, got a few pics to share but they are not great quality (sorry) bad lighting Sad

Currently housed in a small temp container while we sort out her permanant home, im currently playing with excavator sand which came today so will post more pics once she is in there...











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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 8:07 am

Oh, here too Wink

Well she is beautifull, but with only a couple of inches she got a way to go still! Be carefull with humdity during molts!

And yes, that was pricey Shocked But luckily she can last up to 20 years!

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 8:41 am

Well she is apparently a full adult so im hoping we wont be having any molts she is prly about 3 inches or so fully stratched maybe a bit more seems quite calm at the mo too not sure if thats a good sign though she wasnt bothered about me transfering her to box and seems quite placid when i go take a look.... i thought this species were a bit feisty?? maybe she needs to settle in first lol

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 9:19 am

Nice one Bex, great looking scorp! I'v found mine to be really fiesty, I think they're more active when in the higher end of their recommended temperature.

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 9:29 am

She is simply gorgeous ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 9:49 am

Thanx....she must be cold she wasn't shipped with a heat pack Sad am slowly warming her up and nearly finished her viv but gonna take ages to dry out Sad

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 10:10 am

Since hair dryer might make a big mess with the sand flying ard.. U tried using 1-2 heat lamps placed directly over the viv ?
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 10:16 am

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Well she is apparently a full adult so im hoping we wont be having any molts she is prly about 3 inches or so fully stratched maybe a bit more

Hmm.. I think 4inches is grown (mine and everyone I've seen is atleast 4inches).
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 10:35 am

finshed viv now.... i put it down in inch layers and used hairdryer it didnt make much mess actually lol but it is still damp so have one lamp on it atm, will just have to wait as all other lamps are being used....






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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 11:28 am

oh right.. mixture of sand with clay?
I like your deco.. very nicely done enclosure for desert species Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 11:51 am

Looking good Bex, it'll be worth the wait when all her tunnels hold up!

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 12:16 pm

Thanx all Very Happy cant wait to get her in there lol

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 3:46 pm

You said she's an adult and a bit over 3inch stretched, that sounds about right to me. Both of my adults arrived that size. Some members were lucky enough to get larger ones, but eh, mine made up for their burrowing skills Smile Her being that large does not look like a molt to me. She's either very full or preggo.
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 4:13 pm

Be awesome if she was gravid

GS yeah I used 80% sand 20% excavator clay/sand

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 5:09 pm

be a lot of hassle if she is gravid, but good too. good luck if she is!

lovely looking tank, she wont leave it that way. mine used to have excavator clay and every time i made it into any kind of landscape like you have she would flatten it in days. never content with just one burrow lol!
40... wow, they seem to be going up in price! i have seen them go from 20 at the beginning of the year - 30 now in the same shop! i had mine about 2+ years ago and she was 12 lol! must be getting harder to find.

good luck with her, im sure she will be trying to kill you at every opportunity once she has warmed up a bit and settled in lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/17/2010, 11:00 pm

231bex wrote:
Well she is apparently a full adult so im hoping we wont be having any molts she is prly about 3 inches or so fully stratched maybe a bit more seems quite calm at the mo too not sure if thats a good sign though she wasnt bothered about me transfering her to box and seems quite placid when i go take a look.... i thought this species were a bit feisty?? maybe she needs to settle in first lol

Congrats on your new addition! But I have to agree with others when I say she definitely is not an adult. Unless something about the air across the pond makes them smaller Razz All of the ones I have kept have been about 4.5-5 inches fully stretched out.

Here's a pic of an adult female I used to have. Best one I could find showing her size, but all the adults I had were this big
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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/18/2010, 9:37 am

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Congrats on your new addition! But I have to agree with others when I say she definitely is not an adult. Unless something about the air across the pond makes them smaller Razz All of the ones I have kept have been about 4.5-5 inches fully stretched out.

Yeah i was really expecting her to be quite a bit larger oh well will just have to wait and see what happens lol now im worried about molts...whats the best way to make sure they go well? ive read that some people sray just a corner of the viv and some keep one hide with more humidity but is this just when you think they may molt or all the time?

The one in that pic looks huge lol

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PostSubject: Re: New Desert Hairy   11/18/2010, 11:01 am

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Canth wrote:
Congrats on your new addition! But I have to agree with others when I say she definitely is not an adult. Unless something about the air across the pond makes them smaller Razz All of the ones I have kept have been about 4.5-5 inches fully stretched out.

Yeah i was really expecting her to be quite a bit larger oh well will just have to wait and see what happens lol now im worried about molts...whats the best way to make sure they go well? ive read that some people sray just a corner of the viv and some keep one hide with more humidity but is this just when you think they may molt or all the time?

The one in that pic looks huge lol

Unfortunately, Hadrurus molting is something I have absolutely no experience in and can't help much with a proper method. However I can tell you that people have kept the bottom inch or two soak, similar to a false bottom in emperor scorps. You can try this or maybe a simple humidity box like is used with snakes.

Yeah I kinda miss the H. arizonensis I used to have. They were all like yellow pissed off emperors lol!
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