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PostSubject: My Emperor   3/22/2011, 5:31 pm

Here are some pictures of my only scorpion in my invert collection at the moment. Pandinus imperator


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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/22/2011, 9:28 pm

nice scorpion i would suggest that you switch your substrate to cocoa fiber . u should also make it moist . what you have seems to be way to dry.and i am no expert but it think that you shouldnt use this gel as a water source. put some water in there Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/22/2011, 9:34 pm

Thanks for the info! That is cocoa fiber but I also added some moss to it and blocked most of the vents with plastic wrap. I mist him daily. But again thanks for the info.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 7:27 am

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nice scorpion i would suggest that you switch your substrate to cocoa fiber . u should also make it moist . what you have seems to be way to dry.and i am no expert but it think that you shouldnt use this gel as a water source. put some water in there Wink

+1 that does not look like cocoa fiber looks more like very dry cocoa husk and wood chip, humidity need to be at 70% it should look moist and be a nice dark colour like this...



and deffo switch to water emps will often submerge themselves fully in there water if they are given a big enough dish Smile great looking emp

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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 4:08 pm

Nope no wood chips. Can't they drown if you use straight water. I have never seen an emperor fully submerge itself in its water.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 4:09 pm

Also if they are submerging themself isn't that a sign that the cage humidity is to low?
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 4:21 pm

Nope it's just something they like to do lol an adult emp won't drown in a shallow but large water dish Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 6:07 pm

J.Gusler wrote:
Also if they are submerging themself isn't that a sign that the cage humidity is to low?

Yes, just get like a sports bottle lid or something like that.

Yeah that substrate looks super dry

Nice looking scorpion though
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 7:18 pm

Thanks for the info everyone. I think I corrected the problem I have blocked most of the ventilation off with plastic wrap and added a bunch of moss as well. Also is better to mist the whole enclosure or just half of it? I've only been misting half.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 7:35 pm

pour water til its moist once a week misting doesnt do much
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 7:45 pm

Cool thanks for the info
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/23/2011, 11:02 pm

i just changed my setup and it now has a little "pool" and one of my emperors often swims"walks on the gravel underwater) in it xD
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:04 am

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i just changed my setup and it now has a little "pool" and one of my emperors often swims"walks on the gravel underwater) in it xD

Yeah they will given the chance it's cool isn't it! And they don't do it because the set up is too dry, it just something they do it's been said plenty of times on this forum to give them a big enough dish so they can fit in, but a pool is an awesome idea post some pics!!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:05 am

And on the misting thing I dump water about once a week and mist swell just to make sure the whole tank is moist Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:09 am

you can do false bottom setup too, i didnt do it on my first 2 tanks but on my next one i am incorporating it
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:18 am

What is a false bottom setup? I went and dumped some water in his cage. I haven't taken out the water gel crystal things yet though.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:29 am

I would do what iitamadochi1 has done with pipes rather than gravel though scorp will dig all the gravel up when burrowing and it makes the tank messy also make it extremely heavy to move if you need to Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:38 am


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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/24/2011, 3:57 pm

Another way to do an easy false bottom is take larger pebbles and a screen cut out from something like a screen door, make a layer of larger pebbles and rocks on the bottom and lay the mesh on top of it. Then make a tube of any sort going from the bottom of the tank through or on top of the mesh for refilling the false bottom. The mesh will stop the scorp from burrowing into the pebbles or gravel.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/25/2011, 7:32 pm

After all of the great info and tips I redid my emperors cage and took some pictures... Tell me what you guys think.




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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/25/2011, 9:54 pm

looks good but i would suggest that you use moss in one or two places not all over the tank. and the size of the tank is fine for one emperor.
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/25/2011, 9:58 pm

May I ask whats wrong with the moss, and if I get rid of it should I add more cocoa fiber
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PostSubject: Re: My Emperor   3/25/2011, 10:10 pm

there is nothing wrong with moss. i guess that i would not use it all over the cocoa fiber because in my opinion it looks cooler if its only in couple of areas.
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