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MrTisdale
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PostSubject: New Owner   6/15/2012, 5:11 pm

I recently bought a scorpion but am having alot of trouble keeping the humidity lvls right. Im using a 10 gal glass tank with a screen top. Iv tried spraying it with a water bottle but id have to do that every few hours or so to keep it right.. I tried using a heat pad on the side to create heat but it wasnt bringing it up enough so i heard a inferred light bulb could be used so im using that on one side. temp of the encloser is about 80 but humidity will drop to 50 or 60 if i dont spray it every few hours or so....

any ideas and/or will a automatic humidity sprayer be something i need to go ahead and get to keep it maintained right?

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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/15/2012, 10:18 pm

What are good bugs to put inside the tank to help keep it clean Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/16/2012, 4:15 am

Do not worry too much about atmospheric humidity that our analog/digital gauges tells us.

Forest scorpions such as Pandinus imperators usually spend most of their time hiding under a slate/log or burrowed deep within the substrate. What affects them is the moisture content of the substrate.

For forest scorpions, as long as your substrate is damp and not to the point of soaking wet, it is good.
Regular misting is only good if you wish to gain some muscles in your arms Smile

To maintain moisture of the substrate, there's false-bottom setups or simply pour water directly unto the substrate (which only needs replenishing every 1-2 weeks)

For your 2nd question, search on Isopods (Tank cleaners for forest substrate)

Do a self-intro if possible, it'll bring better response to your threads.

Cheers Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/16/2012, 1:17 pm

ok this is gonna be a stupid question but what i believe are Isopods are also called rolly pollies here is this the right thing... i dont wanna put something in the tank that shouldnt be there lol
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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/16/2012, 1:24 pm

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ok this is gonna be a stupid question but what i believe are Isopods are also called rolly pollies here is this the right thing..

Hello mate .. I guess every country has a different common name for these critters. The locals where i live called them (loosely translated) "bench biters" Wink

Here's a link i found. If your rolly pollies look anything like these guys then you're on the right track Wink

http://insected.arizona.edu/isoinfo.htm

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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/16/2012, 1:34 pm

yeah its bound to be the same thing lol they are grey and roll up into a ball when scared thanks : )
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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/16/2012, 6:01 pm

Im using an inferred light is it ok to use it 24/7. i keep my house at about 72 degrees F. so thats abit cold for them. Im afraid if i turn it off at night its gonna drop. Is it ok if i just keep The light on at all times or should i figure out a way to keep heat at night without the redlight


Thanks in advance Brian
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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/17/2012, 2:47 am


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Im using an inferred light is it ok to use it 24/7.

I can't see why not but i'm no expert on infra red lights...although saying that i've not really heard of any problems associated with them. I use 20 watt heat mats myself mounted on the side and find they give that side of the enclosures good warmth .. Plus, it's less of a burden on my electric bill Wink




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PostSubject: Re: New Owner   6/17/2012, 4:55 am

Try this link they have some suggestions.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100624072634AA7uAEw
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