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 #1108678


Monitor_guy3113
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 Got a new emp

i just got a new emperor scorpion...let me know if any thing should be changed for my eclosure,10 gallon tank(3 or so inch scrop),peat moss substrate(about 2"+),peanut butter lid water dish(with a log to get out of if its too deep) and a half log hide, temps are 77 to 84,humidity of 90+ and i feed about 4medium crixís every few days.



12/27/06  05:30pm

 #1108747


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1108678


 Got a new emp

no it sounds good.



12/27/06  06:35pm

 #1109205


Dmetz
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  Message To: PythonMan   In reference to Message Id: 1108747


 Got a new emp

Ditto that.



12/28/06  01:10am

 #1109899


Monitor_guy3113
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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1109205


 Got a new emp

How do you measure an emperor scorpion? from the tip of the stinger to the claw tip or tip of the stinger to the mouth? just let me know....Tim



12/28/06  05:22pm

 #1110359


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1109899


 Got a new emp

Ya know, Iím not sure.
Iíve always measured them from palp to telson...but thatís me.



12/28/06  10:21pm

 #1112219


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1110359


 Got a new emp

i an just looking into buying one and all adverts i see say the stinger to claws but that could be dif where you are



12/30/06  09:39am

 #1112565


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  Message To: Albo   In reference to Message Id: 1112219


 Got a new emp

Palp=claws
Telson=stinger



12/30/06  03:49pm

 #1113576


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1112565


 Got a new emp

yes i was just agreeing with you because you said you were not sure



12/31/06  02:18pm

 #1113745


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  Message To: Albo   In reference to Message Id: 1113576


 Got a new emp

Oh, sorry if my post was mistaken. I meant to put that into my other post so people would know what I meant as some are not familiar with the scientific terms.



12/31/06  04:28pm

 #1116036


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1113745


 Got a new emp

sorry didnt mean to sound ofended i aint good wiv words forgot that just because i had read about it others may not have,

my apologies



01/02/07  10:30am

 #1116970


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  Message To: Albo   In reference to Message Id: 1116036


 Got a new emp

No worries, itís all good.



01/02/07  10:20pm

 #1148117


Monitor_guy3113
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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1116970


 Got a new emp

hey could you anyone help me figureout why my scorp wont it...it hasnt eaten since i got him/her wichwas a day before the thread was started....ive tried several times to get him/her to eat but it just wont eat...the temps have been from 75-85 and a humidity of 85%-90%+



01/26/07  12:49am

 #1148151


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1148117


 Got a new emp

Hmm, what exactly is the scorpion doing? Does it even show interest in the prey at all?
Does it try to get away from the prey or is it just ignoring everything?
Has it made a burrow or does it use its hide and have you seen it drinking or grooming its self?
Also, how active is it? Does it come out every now and then or does it stay put and play invisible 24/7?

It could be due to many things, which, at this point are just about impossible to guess.
Oh, one more question, how does its weight look? Is it kind of plump on the sides and/or under its armor or does it look kind of thin?



01/26/07  02:14am

 #1148406


Monitor_guy3113
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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1148151


 Got a new emp

It doesnít really show interest in the prey. It just kinda gets defensive when the prey gets to close......as to seeing it rink no since i got him/her Iíve never seen it use its water bowl but then again i cant say it hasnít used it at all because Iím not in the room 24/7....i have caught it grooming its self a few time mostly around the time i bought it....as far as activity....its walking around a lot but still uses the 2 hides i have in there...also its really defensive when i but my hand in the enclosure to try and get more water for it or mist it it goes into an all out guard mode and Iíve almost got stung try to get it to move if it was in the way of the water......i hope this helps.


Thanks,Tim



01/26/07  10:38am

 #1148742


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1148406


 Got a new emp

What size prey are you giving it? Is it about 1/3 the scorpionís body size (not counting pinchers and tail)?
It sounds like itís fine. The prey might be too large or it just might not be hungry.



01/26/07  04:34pm

 #1157522


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  Message To: Dmetz   In reference to Message Id: 1148742


 Got a new emp

i got a new emp almost four days ago but it has yet to feed. it only walks around the cage at night trying to climb the walls. it seems to hunt the cricket for a little while then gets distracted by the corner and attempts to climb it. it has drank from its water dish. temp/ humidity consistent, but it hasnt burrowed and is currently asleep in its precious corner(almost in a pose of falling asleep in mid-climb). jus wonderin if ther is anything i need to do (hold the cricket in front of him or somethin)? thx



02/02/07  02:01pm

 #1158532


Monitor_guy3113
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  Message To: Rarbudda   In reference to Message Id: 1157522


 Got a new emp

well i guess he chose the right size crixís for him self because i tossed 4 more in the cage and the next day 3 out of 4 crix were gone and i actually saw him start eating 2 of the 3 he ate....i guess he just wasnt hungry i didnt think they could go so long without eating like that

Thanks for you help tho...Tim



02/03/07  02:33am

 #1163104


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1158532


 Got a new emp

my emp has eaten one crik in almost a week. i dont know how he caught the one but he seems unable to do the same to any others. i put two in the cage sun night. shortly thereafter he was up and about hunting. mon morning they were still alive so i took them out. i repeated this last night with the same result this morning. i jus wonderin if its possible my emp isnt very hungry or someting else i should do. thx



02/06/07  11:56am

 #1165903


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  Message To: Rarbudda   In reference to Message Id: 1163104


 Got a new emp

like Dmetz asked me are the crixís big enough?



02/08/07  04:34pm

 #1165917


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 1165903


 Got a new emp

definitly not to large and it did end up eating them it was mostly the catching that was the problem.



02/08/07  04:48pm


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