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 #1100859


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 Desert hair info.

i found a place that sells desert hairys and iím goin ta get one sometime next week, i already have scorpions but what is the basic info i should know bout this species. Or is there some special feeding er caging thing that i must know bout?



12/19/06  11:17pm

 #1100932


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1100859


 Desert hair info.

This link should help
Desert Hairy
Just remember to keep the substrate *dry*. If you use sand, pre soak it first and let it dry completly *before* putting the scorpion in. Pre soaking sand helps it to pack better, making it easier for the scorpion to make a burrow in.
I keep mine on dry peat with smooth, flat rocks and bark. It has tunneled just about everywhere and buried some of the rocks.
Offer a water dish for about one week per month but donít leave the dish in there all the time. Do not mist the substrate and be sure your container is tall enough that the scorpion can not reach the top while standing on its tail.

Feed as you would any scorpion.



12/20/06  12:20am

 #1101548


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1100932


 Desert hair info.

so i offer it water one week per month, is this to stimulate wild habits er what?



12/20/06  05:44pm

 #1101756


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1101548


 Desert hair info.

Nope. As a matter of fact, you donít even have to do that. You can put a water dish in there and leave it in there if you want. The reason I suggested one week per month is so the scorpion doesnít tip it over and soak the substrate or its self and end up with a case of mycrosis.
Lots of keepers do keep water dishes in their desert scorpion containers but only fill them once every month or so, while others only give a little water every now and then and remove the dish when not in use.
Really itís your choice, whichever works for you.



12/20/06  09:05pm

 #1101813


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1101756


 Desert hair info.

cool iíll remember to do that/ also u know any thing about about tri color scorpions.



12/20/06  09:54pm

 #1101824


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1101813


 Desert hair info.

i found a juvenile fer 32 dollars, good price?



12/20/06  10:01pm

 #1104052


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1101824


 Desert hair info.

Try color....
Got a latin name for it?
Iím crap with common names.



12/22/06  10:53pm

 #1104061


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1104052


 Desert hair info.

ya ophistothalmus walberghi.



12/22/06  11:03pm

 #1104203


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1104061


 Desert hair info.

Ahh, ok.
This is not a species I have kept (itís on my wish list).
Iím not sure what the care requirements for it are. Iíll do some looking around and see what I can come up with.



12/23/06  02:13am

 #1104211


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1104203


 Desert hair info.

Ok, (didnít take too long)
The general gist of info. Iíve been able to find is this:
They are from south Africa...a desert species.
They like to burrow and should probably be kept on pre soaked, dried and packed sand, or dry peat.
Temperatures should be in the 80s, can go as high as 90 F. Humidity should be pretty much nil. They are known to be fiesty and great eaters.
A juvi for $35 I think is a bit on the high side, but then again, you know me, I compare everything to Botarís prices and heís got 2 to 3 inch for $25.
Hope that helps.



12/23/06  02:24am

 #1104460


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1104211


 Desert hair info.

yeah it does thanks



12/23/06  12:01pm

 #1105091


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1104460


 Desert hair info.

If you get one, let me know what you think of it. When it comes to scorpions, Iím more into the hots, but this species is just a real nice looking scorp.



12/23/06  09:25pm

 #1105699


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1105091


 Desert hair info.

well iím getting the little feller taday so iíll let ya know.



12/24/06  01:39pm

 #1106257


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1105699


 Desert hair info.

little fellers small bout the size of a quarter. does anyone know how long it will take fer him ta get bigger.



12/24/06  11:33pm

 #1106752


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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1106257


 Desert hair info.

I donít know.
Iíve never raised these and donít know much about them.



12/25/06  07:31pm

 #1106818


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1106752


 Desert hair info.

i think there a a perty good species of scorpion to keep.



12/25/06  09:07pm


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