The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 Emp buries water dish

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Quelaag
Pandinus
avatar

Number of posts : 30
Age : 24
Location : New York
Registration date : 2012-11-18

PostSubject: Emp buries water dish   12/31/2012, 8:26 pm

My emperor's favorite spot in his terrarium is under a log plant which is on the heated side of the cage. It's also pretty close to the water dish. He's only done the a couple times but sometimes I see that there is a whole mound of substrate that he pushes from around his burrow into the water bowl.

I believe that this could be for two reasons, one, he may just be simply doing this on accident and I need to move the dish somewhere else. OR he may be doing this in order to soak it into the soil so he can sit in it for some more humidity. If this were the case, should I get a sponge (if so, what kind?) or increase how often I mist the cage?

any other suggestions?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://xombiedoll.deviantart.com/gallery/
shebeen
Tityus
avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: Emp buries water dish   1/1/2013, 11:10 am

He's doing it by accident. The excavated substrate would be piled there regardless of the water dish.

My Emp does the same thing on occasion:
 
You should keep your substrate moist enough so that a few drops of water are produced if you squeeze a handful of it. Note the color of the excavated coco fiber in my picture. You can achieve this by pouring water directly onto your substrate or by using a false bottom setup. Misting is usually fruitless as most of the moisture evaporates before being absorbed into the substrate. If you keep the substrate moist, the humidity in the air will take care of itself.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
**GS**
Leiurus
avatar

Number of posts : 2629
Age : 35
Location : facebook.com/ScorpionArchives
Registration date : 2010-09-06

PostSubject: Re: Emp buries water dish   1/2/2013, 12:34 am

shebeen wrote:
He's doing it by accident. The excavated substrate would be piled there regardless of the water dish.

My Emp does the same thing on occasion:
 
You should keep your substrate moist enough so that a few drops of water are produced if you squeeze a handful of it. Note the color of the excavated coco fiber in my picture. You can achieve this by pouring water directly onto your substrate or by using a false bottom setup. Misting is usually fruitless as most of the moisture evaporates before being absorbed into the substrate. If you keep the substrate moist, the humidity in the air will take care of itself.

Great post Richard.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Emp buries water dish   

Back to top Go down
 
Emp buries water dish
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Water Dish Changes - Not sure where to put this
» dune scorpion / water dish ....
» does my tarantula need a water dish ???
» Puppy playing in water dish?
» Dune scorpion on water gel - Need help!!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: The Burrow in Ghana: Emperor Zone-
Jump to: