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    Emperor Scorpion

    Wanted to know more info in how to keep these beast, I actually have a small one coming to me next week….never had a scorpion before, just Ts. Any insight on substrate? That seems to be my biggest issue atm, they’re tropical so it should be easy


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    I would guess they would be good with almost any option. Even around Texas with the ones we have I've seen them in a wide range of areas.
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    For substrate topsoil or coco husk/eco earth works well. Their care is similar to tarantulas with the moist substrate, water moisture gradient (dry side and moist side) don't mist (avoid stressing the scorpion), add cover like fake plants and cork bark, deep substrate, shallow water dish (not cotton balls), feeding once a week, and not heating from the bottom (heating is usually unnecessary). For the enclosure a 16 qt tub size works for an adult and deli cups work for smaller babies.

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    Re: Emperor Scorpion

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    For substrate topsoil or coco husk/eco earth works well. Their care is similar to tarantulas with the moist substrate, water moisture gradient (dry side and moist side) don't mist (avoid stressing the scorpion), add cover like fake plants and cork bark, deep substrate, shallow water dish (not cotton balls), feeding once a week, and not heating from the bottom (heating is usually unnecessary). For the enclosure a 16 qt tub size works for an adult and deli cups work for smaller babies.
    It’s in a 10 gal pvc bio active enclosure with cork hides live Pothos and water dish, just had it delivered just about an hour ago. Soil consist of topsoil, eco earth and decaying forest floor and a small bit of sand and peat moss. Added some sphagnum moss to help retain humidity. And feed the dwarf whites and springtails.


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    personally i prefer to use a mix of cocofiber, peat and a dash of sand - they do well with a moisture gradient in the substrate and maintaining this is important to nailing their humidity parameters which aren’t excessive but still important - i provide a couple of inches of substrate for adults as they like to burrow a bit and i keep the ambient temp for them and all my arachnids at a median range of 75-80F - with scorplings i would also suggest beheading prey items before drop feeding until they get some size on them as the mandibles of say, a cricket, could harm them when young and smol

    the sand separates the particles of the substrate to stave off mold growth but you have to mix it really well or you’ll get sand pockets - i recommend using a bowl or tub to mix it up before putting it into the enclosure, works better that way
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