The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 Hadrurus arizonensis substrate

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
deserthairyscorpion1
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 233
Age : 44
Location : My house
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/4/2012, 4:34 pm

Do you guys know a good substrate mix for a Desert Hairy Scorpion?

I'm thinking a mixture of coca fiber & sand. Any ideas?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Scorpion19981000
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 1895
Age : 19
Location : Cortland, New York
Registration date : 2011-07-03

PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/4/2012, 5:01 pm

deserthairyscorpion1 wrote:
Do you guys know a good substrate mix for a Desert Hairy Scorpion?

I'm thinking a mixture of coca fiber & sand. Any ideas?
You can use a mix of zoo med excavator clay and "play" sand, or you can use a "claywater" solution.
This is a post by the user Den that describes how to make a claywater solution:
Den wrote:
If you don't want to buy excavation clay then you can make your own quite simply. All you need to do is buy a small packet of modelling clay (available from most florists and hobby shops) which is really quite cheap.
You would then get a, lets say 10 liter bucket and fill it a third with water. Break small pieces of modelling clay into the water and work them with your fingers until it has dissolved and you have muddy looking water.
A piece of modelling clay half the size of your hand will be fine for a 10 liter bucket with 3 liters of water in it.
Once you've dissolved the modelling clay simply add your sand and mix it through well. Wring out the access water and deposit the damp sand in your enclosure. Don't pack it down to hard otherwise you might risk it being to hard for your scorp to burrow in when it's dry.

Place the enclosure in a warm well ventilated spot to dry out and viola .. job done..Wink

I use this method with all my desert burrowing species and it's works fabulously.
Den's post was obtained here: H. arizonensis substrate.

_________________
"Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just donít let yourself believe it will happen to you."
-Muhammad Ali

My Youtube Channel.
My inverts:
 
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scorpionforum.darkbb.com
deserthairyscorpion1
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 233
Age : 44
Location : My house
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/5/2012, 9:05 am

Thanks! One more question, how much clay do I put in?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Den
Babycurus
avatar

Number of posts : 290
Age : 44
Registration date : 2011-10-27

PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/5/2012, 10:27 am


Quote :
A piece of modelling clay half the size of your hand will be fine for a 10 liter bucket with 3 liters of water in it.

Wink

Quote :
I'm thinking a mixture of coca fiber & sand. Any ideas?

While this is an acceptable mix for many scorpions it's not so good for burrowing species as straight sand and coco fiber won't be firm enough to dig burrows in. You need a medium that will enable the sand to stick together when dry..Hence excavation sand, whether brought or home made..




Back to top Go down
View user profile
shebeen
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 507
Age : 57
Location : Mountain View, Calif.
Registration date : 2011-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/5/2012, 3:07 pm

For H. arizonesis, a 30% excavator clay to 70% play sand mixture works well. The deeper the substrate the better. I typically fill half the tank to a depth of 8 inches and slope it down to 3-4 inches. When adding the substrate, work in layers. 1-2 inches of wet substrate drys much faster than 3-4 inches. Expect your Haddy tank to be quite heavy when finished as dry packed sand weights 13lbs/gal.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
deserthairyscorpion1
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 233
Age : 44
Location : My house
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   5/5/2012, 3:22 pm

Cool.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hadrurus arizonensis substrate   

Back to top Go down
 
Hadrurus arizonensis substrate
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Hadrurus arizonensis substrate.
» Hadrurus arizonensis substrate.
» Hadrurus Arizonensis Ideal Substrate
» Hadrurus Arizonensis set up question?
» New Hadrurus arizonensis today!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: Scorpions In General-
Jump to: