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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 12:49 pm

I do have a pets at home near oke, so with that coco fibre do you replace all the soil with it or do you mix it in with some soil, just wanna make sure i'm doing the best thing for my scorpion
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:08 pm

Sounds like you are getting along just fine!
I would however put a thermometer inside the tank. My guess is it is not nearly hot enough with a small heatpad and a small lamp.

I think these species do best at atleast 28 degrees Celsius. At least...
Small heating pads are dangerous when air cannot pass them (like on the bottom of a tank) and the profit through 4+ inch of substrate is marginal to say the least too...

I'd give it coco fibre or potting soil without added fertilizers with vermiculite (dunno how its written).

Away with the pad, fix a big big red lamp right on its head.. Where it can run away if it is too hot, spotlight sort of...

Make sure it has a burrow, has to be tightly to the ground and a waterdish. Make sure the lid allows air flow, but retains moisture. You can do this by covering a part of the lid with solid plexi or use the false bottom method, described on this forum lots and lots of time.

Cannot think of much else really, good luck
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:18 pm

I am looking at getting a temperature and humdity digital thermometer to go insde so i will get an accurate reading, thank you all for your help, very much appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:25 pm

i would stick to pure coco fiber if it was me and make sure you have at least 4-6" for them to burrow in temps should be between 24-29C no higher our emps come out to bask (well one does) whats the dimentions of your tank? you prly need 2-3 blocks for a decent sized tank Smile

keep us posted cant wait to see some pics Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:28 pm

well my tank is 31.5inches in lenth, 11.5 width and height is 15.5 inches
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:42 pm

oh wow that a rather large tank lol your gonna need more like 6-10 blocks for that lol think we used 7 in our tank that is 23"x18"x18"

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:50 pm

I do have a smaller tank, but me being me, i thought bigger is better, don't want it felling cramped
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:52 pm

think you should buy yours a tank mate

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:55 pm

I am thinking that, now i've got 1 i want loads more, but there are some bloody ugly one's out there lol
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 1:59 pm

scorps or tanks?
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:21 pm

Very Happy agreed
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:24 pm

lol scorps or tanks hehehe the only scorps i really really hate are those sh i ty tailess whip things they are awful lol

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:46 pm

it's not just me who takes it big (wehey)
bex- do you know anybody who has 40 more emps to stock that viv?
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:53 pm

yeah them whiptailed scorpions are ugly, i ain't ever having 1 of them
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 2:59 pm

um no i dont know anyone with 40 lol sorry

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:08 pm

i'm just looking for new heating for my scorpion, which would you say is the better thing to use, heat matts or a basking bulb
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:12 pm


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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:15 pm

Thanks Bex, really big help
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:16 pm

On the flip side I will say Habistat heat mats are good, get to a decent heat but won't melt plastic tanks. Just in case you have to sleep with your scorps like me lol I'd use a lamp otherwise though.

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:18 pm

Yeah wouldn't want a lamp on in yr bedroom tried that couldn't sleep lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:20 pm

Infa-red heat bulb and a heatstrip taped onto the side. And whip scorpions are the bomb. They're so weird looking.
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:25 pm

Will a scorpion be happy with just a infared bulb, or do you think it's best to have both
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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:29 pm

all of our are pure infrared apart from the odd one that has a mat to bump it up a tad as its further away from the shared light, but yeah a bulb will be fine on its own Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New to scorpions   6/14/2011, 3:30 pm

Cool thank you, just another thing, how did you make your banner with the spider and scorpion, looks good
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