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    Wet sand, help please?

    So. I'm getting a little (Sub-adult, I'd assume) S mesaensis. One problem, my sand is still wet (I tried to get it so it would be stable for burrows.) And it just didn't seem to work, it's still -somewhat- damp, below the surface. Should I just let it be loose and go on a baking spree, give extra hides? The guy didn't get my email saying to postpone the shipping I'd have to blame it on myself as I didn't I realized I forgot to hit send. So.. It's going to be here in the morning with damp sand (I have two 100w bulbs heating the sand and a fan to provide ventilation.) And one of the things I hear about this species is that they're intolerant of water, So I'm panicking.

    Edit: False alarm. Just shoved my finger into the sand. It was dry, haha.

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

    Haha! Nice, false alarm. I think I have an S mesaensis... in a keychain. :( My boss bought it for me as a souvenir in AZ.

    One way I've read to get a good solid pack for scorps to burrow into is to mix the dry sand w/ some dry soil (eco earth, potting soil, etc...). But, yeah, you're correct in that they should be kept dry.

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

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ID:	94 He's so tiny! Pictures coming up.

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

    Was it one of those shipments where the animal is so small you fear you may have been shipped an empty container?

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

    Pretty much, until I saw a blurred movement darting underneath that slab, haha.

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

    Nice! Those guys are pretty darn fast!

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    Re: Wet sand, help please?

    cool species! keep us updated on how it's doing!

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