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PostSubject: housing emps   4/14/2011, 1:56 pm

hi everyone,
i'm new to the hobby, i currently have 2 e. flavicaudis, who are currently doing fine
just wandering...... what temperature and humidity do emps need to be kept at? will they need a constant supply of heat and some sort of het light?
it's just because i only have 2 more plugs in my room lol (damned fish heater, filter, 2 lights)
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 2:04 pm

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t38-pandinus-imperator-and-most-heterometrus-spp-tropical-forest-scorpions

link to care sheet on here but its pretty basic, you will need a heat source being here in the uk unless your room is permenantly above 25c, need 70% humidity, 25-29c, use a infrared heat bulb for that, or heat matt, will take one plug socket lol

obviously scorpions are nocturnal, and any uv light is bad for them (thats why we use infrared)
4-6" substrate (cocoa fiber)

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 2:12 pm

thanks bex, it's just that 'boot sale season' starts in a month ish, so i'll hopefully have money.
i read that when it comes to housing, to big can be a problem because of feeding.
what size terrarium is reccomended?
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 2:35 pm

it depend what size scorpion you get really if your getting a young one you will only need a small tub like a 8x5x5" like this



but if you get an adult one you will need something bigger we kept our single emp in a 60x45x45cm exo terra (now it houses 3 emps)



but you could something smaller than that i rekon a 24x8x8 inch would be big enough for an adult emp like what we have our swammerdami in atm oh and our new P.cavs are in that size too these...




its up to you really,you want something big enough so they can wonder round and explore its just you dont want something overly big when they are little so they can get there food easier, also if you have something too big it just makes it harder to heat really

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 2:48 pm

k thanks.. how much do you pay for the big terra?
it's real purty with all the hides.
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 3:16 pm

well we was quite lucky we got it off ebay for like 40 but they are quite expensive new, there has been a few on ebay recently Smile the other tanks are just clearseal aquarium tanks like less than 20 each Smile

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 3:31 pm

where did u get those clearseal aquarium tanks fom bex
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 3:33 pm

got ours from our local watergarden/ fish tackle/ exotic pet shop lol like all 3 in one tiny place, its in sandwich kent its called South East Water Gardens they gave us a discount today coz we seem to buy all there tanks lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 3:40 pm

lol at least u got them a bit cheaper lol
feed my emps last night and the one i told everyone about stinging its prey stung its prey again think i have one thats a bit abnormall because it seems to sting its prey everytime lol and touch wood the fights seemed to have stoped and they must be settled na as i hardly see them anymore lol
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 3:48 pm

shanos wrote:
where did u get those clearseal aquarium tanks fom bex

i bought one of these tanks at pets at home, a 20l (approx) for 10, the larger ones go up to about 30-40
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 4:02 pm

I really like the look of those clearseal aquarium tanks. Makes things look clean and sharp.
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 4:05 pm

H. laoticus wrote:
I really like the look of those clearseal aquarium tanks. Makes things look clean and sharp.

they are really cool and cheap compared to others Smile


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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 4:13 pm

what is the exo terra thing, in the centre tank? looks like a dish of sorts
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 4:29 pm

ha yeah that is an upsidedown water bowl lol used as a flat stone for ..... well.....hopefully...mating
scorpions...male scorpions, need a nice flat solid surface to put there spermatophore on for the female to recieve like this....



and we are hopeing to mate our P.cavs which we decided to keep seperate in the end even though it cost 3 times what we expected to spend lol

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 4:36 pm

ahh right, they breed like fish then.. as in it's not internal?
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 5:12 pm

yeah they 'hold hands' for a but doing a mating dance then he lasys his spermatophore and drags her over it, this is one of our members (GS) vids on youtube, hope you dont mind me linking it GS Smile

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 5:17 pm

cool... sounds a lot like fish sex
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 5:25 pm

spinnin_tom wrote:
cool... sounds a lot like fish sex

lol did you watch the youtube vid...do fish do that lol

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 6:05 pm

they don't hold hands, they court eahc other for hours, the female lays the eggs, then the male does his job. the female then kills the male if she feels it is a threat (happened to my convict cichlid)
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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 6:07 pm

lucky humans dont do that lol

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PostSubject: Re: housing emps   4/14/2011, 6:10 pm

eughh. that would be boring, and men would end up dying, u suppose dying is quiet bad as well lol
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