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PostSubject: Blocking burrow up   9/4/2012, 12:34 pm

I've noticed that my emp keeps blocking up his burrow, i have read that this is a sign o molting but he does not show any other signs of going into a molt. He is not bloated but he refuses food. i thought it was just him being fussy because he usually is. Anyway, is it normal for emps to block up burrows when they have no other entrance/exit.

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PostSubject: Re: Blocking burrow up   9/11/2012, 11:16 am

Mine does it all the time. It's gotten to the point now where when it's feeding time I have to use the tongs (NOT my hand) to scrape away a little of the substrate so I can then coax the cricket into the hide.

I don't use my hand because of the risk of being stung as I cannot really see what the scorpion is doing in there. It's too deep and dark.
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking burrow up   9/12/2012, 3:40 am

utopianshadow19 wrote:
is it normal for emps to block up burrows when they have no other entrance/exit.
Thanks everyone! Smile

Yes, it is normal. Some will do that.

In a way, it gives them the sense of security they need. This action of "sealing off their burrow" is not necessarily a sign of molting/pregnancy.

Let me know if you have other queries Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking burrow up   9/12/2012, 4:18 am

Scorpion975 wrote:
It's gotten to the point now where when it's feeding time I have to use the tongs (NOT my hand) to scrape away a little of the substrate so I can then coax the cricket into the hide.

From my personal opinion, I do not recommend doing this. If the scorpion has sealed the burrow, there is a reason as GS stated.

When they get hungry, they WILL come out or embush pray from the burrow entrance. I would advise just leaving the weekly "meal" around, without forcing it into the burrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking burrow up   9/12/2012, 10:31 am

DolbyR wrote:
Scorpion975 wrote:
It's gotten to the point now where when it's feeding time I have to use the tongs (NOT my hand) to scrape away a little of the substrate so I can then coax the cricket into the hide.

From my personal opinion, I do not recommend doing this. If the scorpion has sealed the burrow, there is a reason as GS stated.

When they get hungry, they WILL come out or embush pray from the burrow entrance. I would advise just leaving the weekly "meal" around, without forcing it into the burrow.

I don't leave feeders in longer than a few hours (overnight).

His burrow isn't sealed in the sense that it's not fortified, just dug up underneath the hide.
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking burrow up   9/13/2012, 11:35 am

Okay thanks everyone. He recently came out and dug a new burrow that's really deep and i haven't seen him for a week. Also he hasn't fed for about 3 weeks although i did put a locust in that disappeared so i'm guessing he ate it, either that or it escaped somehow. Probably eaten though. can't see any bits but i don't want to destroy his burrow to get the bits.

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