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PostSubject: Minimum dimensions for enclosures   1/23/2011, 8:56 am

I have emperors, but a general size for most scorpions...and just one in each enclosure.

The All Living ThingsŪ 5.5 gallon Reptile Terrarium measures 16"L x 8"w x 10"h, and the Exo Terra Invertabrate Habitat Kit measures 12"L x 12"w x 12"h, but would these dimensions work for most scorpions? A 10 gal tank measures 20"L x 10"w x 12"h, which works out to two 10" x 10" if a divider is used, but seems like it might be quite small for a full grown scorpion.

I am trying to get an idea of a multi-divided enclosure made from plexiglass, and whether it is going to be better going with a premade enclosure with dividers, or making my own. I'm also looking at the cost too...going with separate enclosures costs slightly more than just ordering the plexi to make one long enclosure with dividers in it.

Anyways, I just wanted to get a good generalized number for an enclosure size. Thanks for any help.
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PostSubject: Re: Minimum dimensions for enclosures   1/23/2011, 4:14 pm

The rough estimate for an adult emp (or most any large scorpion) is 5 gallons per scorp, so both of the smaller ones you mentioned would be fine for a single specimen.

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