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PostSubject: desert hairy    5/24/2011, 3:06 pm

hi guys i finnaly got a desert hairy but when i phone them at the aquatic shop they were selling them at i asked weather they were adults and the man said no they were sub adults so i traveled down to get it and when i got there it was the size of a fifty pence with the tail curled and about an inch and half with it all spread out .i knew it wasent a sub adult and i know they have probs molting in captivity but as i traveled bout 40/50 miles and knowin there extreamly hard to get hold of ( been lookin for one for about a month and half before i found one) i decided to get it as i didnt want the opertunity to have one pass me by .im just wondering if any one has any tips to help with the molting any help would be appreciated thanx
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/24/2011, 9:05 pm

i believe that molting problems only happen i the very first instars (2nd,3rd) he will be fine. and when he is molting you could bump the humidity up a little . maybe spray one corner of his tank.
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 1:48 am

wow i feel lucky that i can drive a few miles and catch them locally. i use a semi fine red sand from north of here to a depth of about 2.5" to 3" and pour water onto it. once the water dries the sand hardens up and my Desert Hairy starts to burrow into it. before molting i suggest sprinkling water on the sand surrounding the burrow to keep humidity up. i believe in the wild DHs will burrow quite deep. the summer temps out here reach to 110F.
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 4:42 am

thanx guys thats a relief lol how often should i spray his tank and how much dont want to give it mycosis
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 1:32 pm

Do desert hairy need humidity?
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 2:23 pm

they struggle to molt when there young so its tricky to give them a bit of humidity but not to mutch to cause my cosis
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 4:21 pm

Ah ok, to help them during their moult yes. Even then so, leaving it alone will help it more than giving it more moistureness. Supposedly they are designed to moult in dry conditions too.

Mycosis occurs, but mostly in humid climates. When we moisten it on our climate locally, it evaporates quick so we dont have much trouble keeping them mycosis free.

I moisten the substrate lightly 1/4 th of the cricket box once a week on my i2 scorplings, after i3 i will not moisten them anymore. Gravid females and very very young scorplings need the extra care.

It is just my view and can totally be wrong, but as of now I havent lost an invert due to a moulting problem.
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 6:16 pm

Where did you go to get it?
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PostSubject: Re: desert hairy    5/25/2011, 6:22 pm

nottingham wharf aquatics i think the place was called
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