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PostSubject: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 7:34 am

I have sand and eco earth and need to know the mixture percentage for these scorps please.

Scorpion : Opiisthacanthus madagascarensis
Scorpion : Opistophthalmus glabifrons
Scorpion : Paleocheloctonus pauliani
Scorpion : Pandinus Cavimanus Africanus
Scorpion : Heterometrus madraspatensis
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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 9:50 am

I have O. madagascariensis on 50/50 sand and eco earth, part of which is moistened weekly.

O. glabrifrons I have on sand, eco earth and excavator clay (needed to hold burrows together) at a ratio of roughly 50 sand/30 clay/ 20 eco. The eco earth isn't necessary but I like the extra texture and colour it gives the sub. Dry substrate.

P. pauliani I had on a roughly 50/50 mix of sand and eco earth. Finding info. on humidity/moisture was difficult. Madagascar is a huge place, with climates ranging from rainforest to semi-desert. Have a google about.

P. cavimanus, just eco earth is fine. Keep moist.

H. madraspatensis, again just eco earth is fine. Keep moist.

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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 9:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 3:06 pm

Yes I am and thank you it's a big help.
How about for :

Serradigitus subtilimanus
Ophistothalmus walnergi
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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 3:29 pm

No problem man.

S. subtilimanus, as stated in your other post is not widely kept but like lycanlord said, a sandy type substrate should be fine. I don't think this species will be particularly hard to keep, but abit of research before hand will help out a lot.

O. wahlbergi, same as O. glabrifrons.

Are you getting all of these species, or just doing a bit of research before picking one??
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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 3:54 pm

As Callum said, O. walberghi can be kept under the same conditions as O. glabifrons.

As for the Serradigitus subtilimanus, I'd also keep it on a sandy substrate.

If you search where the scorps are native to and what environments they live in, you should have a pretty good idea of what captive conditions they require.

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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 6:43 pm

Thanks again guys I've just ordered the first five a d have the other two.
I have done quite a bit of research but like to.be safe and check everything :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Substrate mix help    8/20/2012, 8:35 pm

Good effort done before making a purchase of scorpions Smile
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