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PostSubject: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/15/2011, 4:56 pm

The tail isnt always errect, it usually looks like this.


That is normal right?

He just ate the other day and this is what he looked like when the cricket suicided into his claws:


But it eventually went back on its side.

Its ok as long as hes not dragging it from behind right?

Ive had him for about a month now he comes in and out of his hide and kicks the sand around a bit, I have a small water bowl in there that I fill out every great while since he rarely drinks. I feed him once or twice a week for the most part the crickets are dumb and suicide into him or he chases them and eventually catches them.

This morning he came out and dug a small slope on the corner of the hide outside and just sat there lol.

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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/15/2011, 5:38 pm

when it is entirely straight and flat then there is a probem, most of my scorpions except my perpetually evil scorpio maurus look like yours with the tail to the side.
perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/15/2011, 11:10 pm

ok cool, he is in a kritter keeper cage right now so no heat, but when I got him they had him + another one in separate plastic containers along witha flat rock and they have been alive for quite some time in those conditions. They said room temperature is fine and my room is typically warmer then that I have a exo terra for my emp and computers on 24/7

I am planning on getting him a exo terra cage, just trying to find a good price and I got a heat mat too, but I cant use it on the kritter keeper.

Someone mentioned on another thread that if its too cold he does that?
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 1:14 am

You could actually use the smallest heater on a kritter keeper. i use one without any problems. i got my hairy a week ago and i noticed that he has it sideways when he is in his hide because it wouldnt fit if he had it up. when he comes out just a little his telson stays sideways.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 1:28 am

yeah he had it up sideways and then up earlier he just walked back in his hide, he was sitting in the corner all day outside he just went in

so i should be good? i mean like i said the pet store has em in tiny containers and they been there forever

i have a small cup of water in there for him too i hear they dont even need it and that its bad for them to even have water in there?

just worried about the little guy thats all, my emp is doing fine inhis exo terra, damn thing dug its own hole after i made one for it lol
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 1:37 am

i read that they get most of their water from the food they eat but you could put a water "dish" in there every once in a while for one night. its not bad for him. i read that what is bad is the humidity in the tank. it could die if the humidity is to high.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 3:57 am

I just took out the dish lol
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 12:38 pm

yeah humidity gives them a fungus called mitosis, but i sometimes put a very small amount of water on a piece of slate in front of my desert hairy, they get their water from what they eat but they occasionally stop eating for a while.
just make sure if you have a heat mat it is on the side not the bottom of the tank.
never set up a tank in the way a pet shop has it, they are nearly always wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 12:54 pm

Its not a petco or anything like that, there is a person there who raises scorpions, she said they would be fine room temperature and that it shuold be super dry inside their enclosure.

But yeah, that being said I am still working on getting a glass enclosure, I really want a exo terra cause of the space and neatness.

I have a 50w infrared bulb for my emp's 12x12x12 exo terra that I turn on for a few hours of the day (I normally just leave the night-glo one on as it keeps the temp at 80ish anyways) Can I use the infrared lamp on the kritter keeper? I mean keep it a decent space away and not leave it on 24/7?

I find it wierd that a lot of people keep their scorpions and even the same ones I have in plastic containers with no heat and they do fine lol.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 1:10 pm

My H. arizonensis has mycosis on 3 feet and a spot on her telson. She's had it since I got her over 6 months ago. I haven't let one drop of water into the enclosure (except wetting, packing, drying sand) just fed well hydrated live food and it hasn't spread one bit and she seems perfectly fine.

I really don't think a Haddy would do very well at room temp (room temp dependant of course) I'm not having any issues heating up plastic tanks and kritter keepers, definitely nowhere near melting them.

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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 1:25 pm

Yeah I think Ill use that infrared light on his kritter keeper til I can get him a glass container, since the I dont think the Emp really NEEDS it as his enclosure sits at 80ish F anyways which I think is fine?

Safe to say keep the infrared about 6 inches away from the kritter keeper (medium sized containter btw) and leave it on during the day time and off at night?

Its a 50w btw.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 3:18 pm

I keep my tank between 87F-95F with a 40W Night Glo bulb inside the tank attached to the roof.

That's the air and surface temperature. The deeper sand and the hides are much cooler.

Can someone tell me what mycosis looks like, I should probably inspect my H. Ari.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 3:39 pm

Apparently its like white spots?

When I get home im going to move the kritter keeper and put the lamp over it and just shine it down on the container for a while, I dont have a spare thermometer, but it will a lot warmer then room temperature and there is a guide saying 12' away will be 85 degrees so I can use that as a guide for now lol.

Talk about ghetto rigging :/
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 6:28 pm

It has been speculated that the black areas may be the result of mycosis and not mycosis itself, but here's the pics:





Roblicious: yes, I'd say it's better to use it for the desert hairy than the emp. 6 in from the kritter keeper is fine as well and that extra heat should get you more activity out of the scorpion.
And yes, sometimes scorpions have their tails sideways (my desert hairy did). Try adding heat and see if that changes its behavior.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 7:37 pm

Well his behaviour since I got him was he would sit around, walk around, kick up the sand, and then go hide for the most part.

I got a lamp about almost a foot from the top of the enclosure(cant get it any closer without tipping) and its warmer in there now I put my hand in just to feel and I can tell its a lot warmer.

He is out right now only cause I threw a cricket in there he chased it around and eventually impaled it lol

Here is a pic and video Very Happy





a scorpion that eats and moves around is a healthy scorpion eh? lol
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/16/2011, 10:15 pm

Thanks for showing me that. I've inspected him closely and there are a few dots of it around him. Nothing big though, so I'm guessing it's just the leftovers.

Will the marks go when he molts? Or is he in for some chop when it gets to that stage?
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/18/2011, 10:31 pm

Mitosis is there for good from what I have been reading around and it can cause problems with molting, but that other guy has his desert scorpion for 6 months and it hasnt spread on his, but I dono if it has molted in between that time though, his user-id is Jamie.Lawrence.

Mine has brown spots at the joints though, but every pic I see of desert scorpions has light brown spots at the joints.
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/19/2011, 5:47 am

Yes mine has had mycosis since I've had her in several spots but I think it's just left overs now. Obviously she's an adult but I'd expect it would cause molting problems with a younger one. I've kept her hot n dry and it hasn't spread at all.

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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/19/2011, 6:15 am

Is mine an adult? I cant even tell? lol
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PostSubject: Re: This normal for a Desert Hairy?   2/19/2011, 6:29 pm

Mine isn't far off being an adult, and it's toasty and bone dry in the tank. I'll just have to wait and see. pale
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