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PostSubject: heat source for desert hairy   1/18/2011, 8:45 am

i got my first scorpion last week which was a baby emp but i think ive caught the bug, im getting a desert hairy this weekend! Very Happy in terms of heat would a infrared lamp be suitable or would a ceramic emitter be the better choice?
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/18/2011, 9:54 am

Either one would be ok, but with the red bulb you get some light to observe your scorpion with. But keep in mind that with either one you use, it doesn't get too hot.
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/18/2011, 11:17 am

Red light it is then! I'll be using a night and day thermostat with it, last thing I want is crispy scorp!
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/18/2011, 11:40 pm

If you have a screen top and your shooting the red bulb into it, it wont get hot at all... Thats what i used for my Flat Rock. Have the lamp about 6 - 8 inches away from the screen beaming down and you shall be perfect. This also varies on what size watt bulb you buy.
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/19/2011, 5:21 am

we use a infrared 75w heat bulb with a clamp lamp for our desert hairy and it works fine, ours is about 4 inches away from the screen lid any closer and it melts lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/20/2011, 12:59 pm

That's the same wattage as the bulb I've got, what size is your tank?
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/20/2011, 1:12 pm

It's 30x30x45

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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/21/2011, 5:18 pm

The one I've got is 50x50 so in assuming a 75w bulb will be sufficient?
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/22/2011, 12:12 am

Gotta be careful tho because tho they did live in the desert, if there are small pebbles or if the lights to close to the sand, it will make the sand scorching hot...Which may be hard on the animals legs. Or whatever the special name is for them.
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 4:01 pm

What's the most ideal humidity for the hairy? I'm waiting for the the tank to dry out, the temp is a steady 82-85f but the humidity is still at 75 percent which I know is too much but what can be considered a 'safe' level in which to introduce the little fella as it's gutting seeing him in a tempary setup when the proper tank is so close to completion!
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 4:49 pm

Are you getting an adult desert hairy? If so, just make the enclosure bone dry.
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 4:57 pm

It's not unfotunatly,it's about three inches in length....
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 4:57 pm

If you want to quicken the drying process, bump up the heat -- put a spare lamp on, stick it somewhere warm, whatever.

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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 5:04 pm

I've got two heat mats one large and one medium, a heat light and a hair dryer on it!
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 5:35 pm

Was it sold to you as a sub-adult? I've had supposed adults that were about 3 in, too.
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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/25/2011, 5:35 pm

Careful though mate, I cracked a glass tank by resting a heat lamp on the substrate which must have got real hot Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/26/2011, 2:05 am

Are you sure your gauge is working correctly?? Ours only took a week to dry out with two lamps on, try using a hairdryer??

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PostSubject: Re: heat source for desert hairy   1/26/2011, 6:44 am

I've got two humidty gauges in there, the one on the surface is saying 30 percent and the one down the burrow is reading 70 percent. The heat lamp is about three inches from the top of the tank, I've even tried a hair dryer!
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