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PostSubject: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 4:47 pm

from wikihow
Scorpions drink a lot of water, so make sure it is available every day. Use silica gel, or soak cotton wool in bottled water and place it in a small dish for your scorpion to drink from.

is this incorrect?
i thought scorps had a coating of waterproofing so there is no chance of drowning. alos, cotton wool is just bacteria haven.
please confirm this or not as the case may be. i'm against it
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 4:59 pm

Scorpions can and will drown if in deep enough water. You can use a water dish with water or silica gel but most Scorpions will want to take a bath every once in awhile so I prefer regular water over the gel. I know people use cotton for crickets but not for Scorpions but I wouldn't use it anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:07 pm

Cotton wool, sponges etc... all of it is crap and can cause problems. Water gel isnt too good for spiders n scorps, they cant get moisture from it properly. Just a dish of water with a stone or stick i it to stop suicide crix is all you need. None of mine even have that, I just tip water in now and again and never had a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:38 pm

Peloquin wrote:
Cotton wool, sponges etc... all of it is crap and can cause problems. Water gel isnt too good for spiders n scorps, they cant get moisture from it properly. Just a dish of water with a stone or stick i it to stop suicide crix is all you need. None of mine even have that, I just tip water in now and again and never had a problem.

+1 sponge and cotton wool just breed bacteria even the gel
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:41 pm

And do remember never to trust wiki anyone can go and wipe off any good data and replace it with a load of rubbish whenever they wanted to, none of it can be trusted as hard facts as it everyday people writing whatever they like! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:55 pm

First of all i put in a shallow water dish, but came home one day and discovered one of the scorps lying in it :L thought it had drowned itself, but it was ok. Changed to cotton wool, i just change it as frequently as possible so as not to go through another drowning episode :S I'm probably wrong though, as most people on here think otherwise Sad I'm just trying different stuff out tbh, so tom i don't think it matters either wayif you make sure you change the water relatively often. But again, im just basing this on what ive read online...
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:58 pm

scorpions like to bath caolan. apparantly.
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 5:59 pm

Emps love to bath dunno about others, but Seriously bin the cotton wool! If yr worried about drowning stick a few stones in the water dish cotton wool will just cause problems through bacteria and the fact the the scorp will ingest it! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 6:20 pm

Ok cheers guys! Will have to make some changes
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 6:35 pm

spinnin_tom wrote:
scorpions like to bath caolan. apparantly.
thankis everyone

i hear people say this but in the 4 or so years and my old coloney of 15 emp scorps ive never seen one submerge themself in the water dish. or maybe my scorps are self-consious and dont wanna be watched lol


anyone got any pics of one.
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 6:39 pm

I do Smile


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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 6:44 pm

lol sweet,, never seen mine do it.
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PostSubject: Re: drinking scorps, well watering maybe?   4/22/2011, 6:55 pm

they must be self consious then manser.
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