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PostSubject: Emp food and feeding ?   10/2/2013, 5:38 pm

When i get my emp scop its going to be about 5-8cm in diameter so what size crickets should i feed it: 4-6mm, 6-10mm, 13-18mm, 18-25mm and 25-30mm and what type (species) (silent, black,ect) should i try to feed first day i get it and is so how often a week should i feed it, all answers help thanks. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/8/2013, 11:03 am

Let your Emp settle into its new home for a day to two before offering it food. Scorpions are measured from their chelicerae (mouth parts) to their aculeus (stinger). An 8cm Emperor should be able to take down a large cricket. Offer it one or two crickets a week and remove any uneaten parts after 24 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/8/2013, 1:12 pm

thanks mate and how come so little food, is this because they are mainly inactive?
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/8/2013, 1:44 pm

Most invertebrates have incredibly efficient metabolisms. They are designed to survive through hardship should it ever arise. Ever heard of a Gramastola rosea fasting for 6 months to a year plus? Humans have incredibly inefficient metabolisms, which is why we need to eat multiple times a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/8/2013, 2:56 pm

ahhh makes sense now thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/21/2013, 5:45 pm

Good luck with your scorpion Smile The emperor is my first scorpion species and I have a male and female. They sometimes only eat one superworm or dubia a week to ten days. They are both fat, active, and thriving.
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PostSubject: Re: Emp food and feeding ?   10/21/2013, 6:33 pm

It's not unusual especially with emps to go with long fasting periods especially if in premolt or close to giving birth.
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