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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   2/28/2013, 8:18 pm

I have recently purchased a H.arizonensis, and use a water bowl. It never really drinks, but I still have one, in case of a food shortage or something (kind of random).
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/1/2013, 10:52 am

Well at the moment I am letting her get settled in.
I observed that almost the whole day she is quiet.
But in the evening the digging begins.
Yesterday I checked to see If I already saw some movement, but the nice round access point is closed up. She doesn't come out of the tunnel and keeps digging in the evening. I keep checking if I still hear some digging.
I suspect she is already almost at the other side of the tank, because I can see tiny cracks in the sand pressed against the glass.

She is making a big system I believe. I am curious when she turns up:)
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/1/2013, 12:09 pm

You might want to cover the back and sides of your tank to encourage her to dig along the glass. Cardboard or anything that blocks light will do. Cut it to follow the contour of your substrate so that you can see what's going on above ground while giving your scorp privacy below ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/1/2013, 3:24 pm

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You might want to cover the back and sides of your tank to encourage her to dig along the glass. Cardboard or anything that blocks light will do. Cut it to follow the contour of your substrate so that you can see what's going on above ground while giving your scorp privacy below ground.

I really hope she will do that!
My Pandinus Cavimanus has done that without me encouraging and it looks a bit like an ant farm by now:)
Really love how I can see her.

If I am really honest Shebeen, I am also a bit worried...
I have never had a scorpion been out of sight longer than this. So I am a bit on my nerves:)
It took me a lot of trouble to even get her, and the bottom line is I am very scared to loose her.

I know that I am being irrational, I have yet to see or hear a reason why I should worry, and it is all normal scorp behavior.

Which I can understand, she has been on bark chips a while and couldn't dig, so she just lay there. So if I can place myself in the scorpions position, I would be very happy I could finally get away and get my dig on:)

I guess I am just very passionate about what I love.


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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/1/2013, 9:17 pm

Nothing to worry about. She's just settling in.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/2/2013, 5:05 am

Yeah , heard her digging a little bit yesterday before I went to bed. Hope to see her again soon:)
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/2/2013, 7:25 pm

Just now I saw the side of the tank. A little window was made Smile

I could directly peer into the tunnel, and it was very impressive in shape and length !!!
She did this so fast!!!

I saw her just now alive and well, put my mind a bit at ease.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/2/2013, 9:02 pm

Oh thats good. cheers

You take great pride in your animals.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/3/2013, 9:26 pm

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Oh thats good. cheers

You take great pride in your animals.


For sure:)
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/3/2013, 9:28 pm


Wink The window got bigger;)
Could see her resting in a chamber:)



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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/3/2013, 9:36 pm

^

That's cool.

I put a large piece of Mopani wood in my tank, and added another scorpion in premolt in my tank recently. I also took one of the hides out. I'm hoping they'll all work together and make a sick burrow under one of the hides I have near the glass.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/4/2013, 2:29 pm

Patcho wrote:
I put a large piece of Mopani wood in my tank, and added another scorpion in premolt in my tank recently. I also took one of the hides out. I'm hoping they'll all work together and make a sick burrow under one of the hides I have near the glass.

I hope these are not H. arizonensis. If they are, you're likely to wind up with just one.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 5:33 pm

shebeen wrote:
Patcho wrote:
I put a large piece of Mopani wood in my tank, and added another scorpion in premolt in my tank recently. I also took one of the hides out. I'm hoping they'll all work together and make a sick burrow under one of the hides I have near the glass.

I hope these are not H. arizonensis. If they are, you're likely to wind up with just one.

No I believe he has Emps... right Patcho?
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PostSubject: Mycosis   3/5/2013, 5:55 pm

Ok.... Well


Update:
I have confirmed mycosis scars on Jabba



I was very sad when I saw this.
But I can only try and stop it from getting worse.
I have searched and searched on the web, but there is no known treatment for mycosis with scorpions, and the only thing I could find was a reference to treatment was based on human medication. And I really don't know if I should try that.

I have checked to see and she has full use of all her limbs, couldn't find more spots than on her trochanter right front walking leg and at the beginning of the metasoma.
So I want to keep thinking positive Smile I think she is still a sub adult, so I hope... when she eventually hopefully molts...... the damage will be less or healed perhaps.

Cool digging pic:


Short vid of her digging, she let me film it for a short while, but then I got the impression she was done with all the light, so I stopped:)

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 6:20 pm

Well I posted my recommendation on Facebook but to educate others I'll relay it here too. My recommendation is to completely remove the water dish. Even a small amount of water will evaporate and make itís way into the air. I understand you commented that you think it does some good since you have witness other desert species drinking. And I wont deny that they will sometimes drink but they do not need any other outside source of water other than there pray. Now that you have confirmed mycosis I really hope you take my advice as I have kept this species and itís actually local to CA and really Iím just trying to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 7:32 pm

I thought that was mycosis. Sorry it was confirmed, though. The best you can do is just keep it as dry as possible to prevent it from spreading. I would definitely pull the water dish out. Not only can it raise the RH through evaporation, but in the middle of the night when scorpions scurry about they may even crawl across the dish and literally get themselves wet.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 8:05 pm

Shakudo wrote:
shebeen wrote:
Patcho wrote:
I put a large piece of Mopani wood in my tank, and added another scorpion in premolt in my tank recently. I also took one of the hides out. I'm hoping they'll all work together and make a sick burrow under one of the hides I have near the glass.

I hope these are not H. arizonensis. If they are, you're likely to wind up with just one.

No I believe he has Emps... right Patcho?

Affirmative!

Also, it pains me to see those mycosis scars on your beloved Jabba. Especially since you worked so hard on the enclosure and even trying to obtain her.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 8:24 pm

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Well I posted my recommendation on Facebook but to educate others I'll relay it here too. My recommendation is to completely remove the water dish. Even a small amount of water will evaporate and make itís way into the air. I understand you commented that you think it does some good since you have witness other desert species drinking. And I wont deny that they will sometimes drink but they do not need any other outside source of water other than there pray. Now that you have confirmed mycosis I really hope you take my advice as I have kept this species and itís actually local to CA and really Iím just trying to help.

I know Edward and I appreciate that very much.
I will take action regarding the water dish.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 8:25 pm

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I thought that was mycosis. Sorry it was confirmed, though. The best you can do is just keep it as dry as possible to prevent it from spreading. I would definitely pull the water dish out. Not only can it raise the RH through evaporation, but in the middle of the night when scorpions scurry about they may even crawl across the dish and literally get themselves wet.

Yeah well, better to know and understand, it's part of her story:)
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 8:28 pm

Patcho wrote:
Shakudo wrote:
shebeen wrote:
Patcho wrote:
I put a large piece of Mopani wood in my tank, and added another scorpion in premolt in my tank recently. I also took one of the hides out. I'm hoping they'll all work together and make a sick burrow under one of the hides I have near the glass.

I hope these are not H. arizonensis. If they are, you're likely to wind up with just one.

No I believe he has Emps... right Patcho?

Affirmative!

Also, it pains me to see those mycosis scars on your beloved Jabba. Especially since you worked so hard on the enclosure and even trying to obtain her.

Thanks man, much appriciated Smile
Yes I am sad about it. But as long as it doesn't spread to her book lungs it doesn't have to be fatal.
And I will do my best for her.
Also the store I got her from, will get a phone call.
A very serious one.

Wink

Take care,

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/5/2013, 8:36 pm

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Also the store I got her from, will get a phone call.
A very serious one.

Good lad.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/6/2013, 3:27 pm

What a beautiful scorpion. It's nice to see a collector so happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/6/2013, 3:43 pm

Shakudo wrote:
~Abyss~ wrote:
Well I posted my recommendation on Facebook but to educate others I'll relay it here too. My recommendation is to completely remove the water dish. Even a small amount of water will evaporate and make itís way into the air. I understand you commented that you think it does some good since you have witness other desert species drinking. And I wont deny that they will sometimes drink but they do not need any other outside source of water other than there pray. Now that you have confirmed mycosis I really hope you take my advice as I have kept this species and itís actually local to CA and really Iím just trying to help.

I know Edward and I appreciate that very much.
I will take action regarding the water dish.
Thank you sir, I hope Iím not coming off as a jerk itís not my intention. Itís just I know how difficult it is to get this species for you and I wouldnít want you losing her. Mycosis or no mycosis arizonensis are awesome species the pallidus sub-species is in my top 7 list.

PS: Call me Eddy; Edward is what my wife calls me when sheís mad at me. LOL.
PPS: Iím of Mexican decent but I despise when people call me EduardoÖ.so Ed, Eddy and Edward are acceptable. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/6/2013, 3:51 pm

I echo Eddy's sentiments...I wasn't trying to be a jerk about the water dish either. Just trying to help. I'm sure your haddy had quite the journey to make it to your country, and the mycosis may have been caused by the less-than-ideal conditions she may have had to endure during that journey.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome home Jabba the Scorp (H. Arizonensis)   3/7/2013, 8:05 am

~Abyss~ wrote:
Shakudo wrote:
~Abyss~ wrote:
Well I posted my recommendation on Facebook but to educate others I'll relay it here too. My recommendation is to completely remove the water dish. Even a small amount of water will evaporate and make itís way into the air. I understand you commented that you think it does some good since you have witness other desert species drinking. And I wont deny that they will sometimes drink but they do not need any other outside source of water other than there pray. Now that you have confirmed mycosis I really hope you take my advice as I have kept this species and itís actually local to CA and really Iím just trying to help.

I know Edward and I appreciate that very much.
I will take action regarding the water dish.
Thank you sir, I hope Iím not coming off as a jerk itís not my intention. Itís just I know how difficult it is to get this species for you and I wouldnít want you losing her. Mycosis or no mycosis arizonensis are awesome species the pallidus sub-species is in my top 7 list.

PS: Call me Eddy; Edward is what my wife calls me when sheís mad at me. LOL.
PPS: Iím of Mexican decent but I despise when people call me EduardoÖ.so Ed, Eddy and Edward are acceptable. Razz


Eddy, Amigo,

I know, and of course I know you are just trying to help, you are much appreciated. I don't think you are a jerk at all cheers
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