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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/1/2008, 6:14 pm

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Yup. I just did that too, MooSmoo. I buried a film container in the substrate and filled it with water. Now I have a bunch of dead baby crix Smile

lol oops, I took all the soil out and tried to keep them alive but I had no idea how and they all died Neutral
It's better that you killed them. They'll just annoy your scorp and stress it out. I let 3 female crix lay eggs in my KK and I'm going to raise them for feeders for my Emp and other scorps I'm getting next week Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/1/2008, 6:18 pm

Im trying to breed crickets but its not going well, found out how to do it the other day though, correct set-up and all that.

i didnt leave them in with the scorp, I gave him fresh substrate and put the old soil in a seperate box.

I hold no resposibility for the hundreds of deaths, it was very poor parenting on the mothers behalf if you ask me Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/1/2008, 8:45 pm

My most successfull thread ever.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/2/2008, 3:34 pm

^^
still havent beat mine yet Razz

My other mistake would be not acting sooner when a scorpling was in moult problems *sighs*
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/2/2008, 4:01 pm

connie, you cant blame yourself for your scorpion sticking its face in the ground and moulting!!
it was its own choice not yours and if you ask me tiny should have helped teeny out of the moult!!
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/2/2008, 4:38 pm

...it was a very silly thing for it to do. I should have taken it out though!
Tiny would sit next to Teeny vertically up in the air trying to moult...*shakes head*
Silly little scorpling!

I know its not *my* fault but...I should have taken him out of that situation sooner

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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/2/2008, 4:50 pm

committed an error recently:

my 2I S.Mesanesis escaped AGAIN from a different container. somehow, it would squeeze through the airholes like nobody's business. it's the only scorp with an escape problem. (escaped 2 times before, but I would find it at night).

anyways, my brother was playing my xbox360 and saw something scuttling in front of the TV, noticed it was a scorpion, freaked the hell out and got up and smashed it to smithereens. needless to say, the scorpion was a pancake when I came home that night and he explained it to me.

i had a good chuckle and disposed of the corpse.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/3/2008, 8:29 am

Sad poor scorpion
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/3/2008, 5:05 pm

tell me about it. i was somewhat upset, but I can understand the reaction that most people would have.

besides, i got the little one as a freebie so I wasn't too troubled. i have another sub-adult so it's all good.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   6/5/2008, 1:28 pm

My first mistake, which was posted in the emp forum, was introducing a second P.imp to an already established P.imp in the same tank, which involved in nasty territorial fights. Thanks to IMantids, I was able to resolve the issue.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   1/28/2009, 3:54 am

First was I kept my very first scorpion...a P. Imp. in a desert tank set-up...sad that I listened to the pet store guy who was as clueless as I was.

Second, tried to house a male and female desert hairy right off the bat...resulted in one well fed female...I loved that little scorpion Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   1/28/2009, 11:06 am

Evil or Very Mad pet shops! how do they get away with it!
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   1/29/2009, 9:41 am

The biggest mistake was to handle my freshly molted 3instar AFS because i was amazed by how much it had grew...
I think it got scare and step back a few step and end up dropping from my shoulder level
Nonetheless to say, it suffered from a bad trauma and died after few hours
Its now in my fridge being preserved
That was the last time i handle my scorp without reason

RIP Dark
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 4:13 am

This:
http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=172221
I guess if this is the worst I do then I'm not too worried.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 4:53 am

not a bad thread to dig up actually...
anyways, my biggest mistake was not securing the lid on a jar when I was rehousing my asian forest scorpion. It was lost in my sister's room haha. I couldn't find it for about 3-5 days or so and then one day my other sister from another room came running and screaming at me that she found a scorpion under her bed LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 12:15 pm

^ Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 12:37 pm

My worst mistake was probably getting rid of a baby emperor that i was adiment about it being dead and then later found out that they sometimes aren't actually dead and can recover with a warm, humid environment.
All i could ask myself was "What if that scorp was actually still alive?" Sad

Never again
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 1:41 pm

None... iam perfect Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/2/2010, 3:59 pm

Yeah, yeah Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/3/2010, 8:21 am

hmm
buying too much for them, as in, i dont need expensive equipment, hygrometers, etc to keep them healthy and happy.
feeding a mouse
introducing a smaller adult male to a massive female.

thats about it.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/3/2010, 6:04 pm

Kejser wrote:
None... iam perfect Very Happy

Just because its Robert.... I'll buy that one....

Off the top of my head, my seven scorp sins!!!

1. Over misting a Sub-adult B. jacksoni that I thought was pre-molt... it disintegrated....

2. Had a heat lamp slip too close to my Tityus stigmurus keeper without my knowledge... came from work... RIP, Roasted in Pain

3. Getting constantly stung by juvenile Heterometrus spinifer when I had to move 5 seperate broods in a rush... I still owe those sting reports...

4. Underestimating the temperament of a large WC male H. spinifer while I was demonstrating scorpion handling at an exhibition. Had him on my flat palm but one of my pinky twitched and he clamped down hard on me for like 5 seconds... Because I was doing a demo, I just took it like wood... Ouch is all I could say... but it served to prove the point - that their massive chela is worse than their sting.... right on cue too lol....

5. Transferring a B. gigas by picking up the bark she was on. Something spooked her and she ran up my arm... Uneventfully, she made a U-turn and arrived at her destination safe and sound. No sting but really close call for a bark scorpion that size.

6. Idiotically mixed-up the sandy substrate between my A. bicolor and my Lq. Now my Lq has mycosis.... still alive

7. The best for last... I pushed a tank back into a rack causing my H. hottentotta glass bow tol off from the other side. CRASH... one passenger... no survivors... (possibly gravid too)

We Live and Let Learn....
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/3/2010, 7:25 pm

Underestimating the ability of dozens of self collected scorpions from popping at the same time, adding a zero to my total numbers nearly overnight. Surprise!

hehe, just had to add, I'm watching the news, and I just saw a commercial for scorpion home sealing/eradication. Ugh. ABC "pest" removal. Ughh *maybe I should start r's ethical scorpion removal service? I just can't imagine how many people would call the po-po on me seeing me black lighting the neighbors house though!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/3/2010, 8:10 pm

Nothing major for me as of yet, just some little things

1. Not enough substrate, dug down to glass

2. Not supplying a decent hide for my flatrock

3. Not re-arranging the tank too much when putting my emp in with my other, cause alot of fighting, ones stinger got snapped off

Had some handling mistakes aswell, for one i put my emp on a chair for a second thinking it would be fine, he crawled to the underside and stayed there for a fair while, and also thought my emp flipped out randomly on my hand then realised it was me not noticing i was breathing pretty hard and she didnt like the wind.
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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/3/2010, 11:20 pm

It's been a while since I posted in this thread . . . so I have a new one to contribute.

Not checking up on every specimen immediately prior to moving in a situation where I'd be essentially homeless for a week and they'd been in a colder-than-usual environment.

Or, "why Mike only has about six surviving U. mordax young from this summer's five broods."

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PostSubject: Re: What mistakes have YOU done in the art of scorpion keeping?   2/4/2010, 2:33 pm

Puting a I2 Heterometrus Petersii into a wee pot with damp paper towel cause it started moltin then stoped just as the carapace slit and put it there to try n make it moult, tried to burn holes in the pot for air but never worked, so left the lid a little open and put it next to the heat mat, totally forgot about it till the next day and it was bone dry in there and the scorp was just a shriveled husk :'( ill not be doin that again
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