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Old 10-07-2009, 12:50 PM
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just wondering my emperor comes out every night wanders round then goes to the corner of the tank than taps the glass for about an hour normal or not
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Well, mine does that too quite a lot....although I am no expert on scorpions. It doesn't seem agitated however...
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part of it might be that they simply can't see the glass? So their trying to work out how to climb over/get past the invisible barrier?
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part of it might be that they simply can't see the glass? So their trying to work out how to climb over/get past the invisible barrier?
They don't really use their eyes to navigate as far as I'm aware.

At first I thought it was just normal hunting behaviour to roam the enclosure, but at the moment my specimen is not killing prey items so I'm a bit confused. I wish I knew more about scorpions...
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It's checking the glass for weak point's so it can break out and come munch you.
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Completely normal
Mine do it allll the time
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Totally normal. Scorps don't use their eyes to see, just to detect light, other than that they feel.

They will at times go up to 6 months without eating so don't worry about the lack of killing...

Normal though. Mine do it, can hear them bumping around in their RUB.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:06 PM
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My scorps like to wedge themselves in the top corners of their RUB. You'd think they'd have realised that they can't get out by now.
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