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PostSubject: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 9:23 pm

Hey i just got a nice flat dish and i choped up some fresh cold apple bannannas pear and some other fresh fruit for it dose anyone know if its good for them or if they even eat it? i would of thaught that its healthy for it cus i dnt think any of its bad for em maybe the fruit has vitamins in it? or good stuff for it? and maybe a good source of water? i dnt know bt thaught id ask anyways..

my scorp seems to like apple hes eating it okey Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 9:40 pm

the apple has moisture and in all likelihood your scorp is thirsty and drinking. I'm not sure of the nutritional value of apple juice but give what I know about it's PH balance and it's effects on the teeth I can imagine it not being too good. all in all, fruits and veggies are not the type of food you offer to insectivores/carnivores.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 9:41 pm

Agree with Ras, sometimes some emps will just instinctivly eat anything....like my pencil...or finger. I wouldn't give 'em anything other than bugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 9:53 pm

lol, it eats apple?
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 10:10 pm

well mine is..

i was watching something on tv and a parrot droped fruit from the tree and a scorp picked up and draged back to its hole so thaught id give it a try bt i didnt know its bad fro them.. sorry Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 10:20 pm

if i cant feed it fruit hmm.. then is there anything else i can feed it? i want to feed it bugs and have a dish with spare food jst incase or to snack on... in my cham cage it has bugs as well as a dish with fresh food like apple..

maybe meat? like dog food? or what my dogs eat wich is dry meat? or chicken? i would jst like to give it a variety of diff things and have something in a dish to snack on Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 10:21 pm

we never said that fruit was bad, I just can't imagine it being good. water gel, try water gel (calcium free)
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 10:41 pm

Scorps dont need a big variety of foods. Just bugs.... Im gonna make a food info sheet as well as the other 2 im working on.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 11:18 pm

I'll believe it when I see it Eddy, hahaha. plbttt!
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/9/2008, 11:50 pm

I have three in the planning process i'm looking to gathering pics and different site infos before I posted up. Otherwise it would be up in 5 mins.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 2:24 am

Scorpions are insectivorous -- that is, they eat INSECTS. If you want it to have variety, switch between different species of roaches or from roaches to crickets.

I'm surprised your chameleon has any fruit in its enclosure -- as far as I was aware, they, too, feed exclusively on insects. There are some omnivorous herps out there (bearded dragons, blue-tongue skinks), but scorpions are NOT omnivorous.

The scorpion on TV that you mention probably mistook the sudden movement of falling fruit for an insect and in all likelihood did not eat it.

And scorps have no need of food to "snack" on -- just eating one bug a week is sufficient for almost all specimens you may have in your collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 9:31 am

I agree with Mike and Eddy.
If you want to spice up the diet then every so often pop in maybe a wax or meal worm.

I feel my ones crickets. But then one week I will feel hoppers or locusts.
I would never ever consider to feed them veg. There aer some reptiles that eat fruit and insects but not scorpions or tarantulas. Their diet is insects (and no, not opening this to a debate on feeding mice etc)

Scorpions generally get fed once a week. I have young ones so I can feed upto 3 times a week, this is only to make sure everyone is getting fed

Once a week is enough for adult scorpions. You might find a nice big meal of a locust can make your scorpion FAST.
Fasting is 100% normal and nothing to worry about...at all.
As long as its nice and humid in the tank you will have a nice happy scorpion

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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 4:57 pm

A vegetarian scorpion... i've heard everything now lol.

But yeah if it was dropped in it might have mistaken it for a cricket or something similar. I wouldn't keep on with that diet though!
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 5:37 pm

well its a nice experiment to see if fruit is bad for scorp or not..

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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 6:40 pm

Not really we really won't know unless it drops dead.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 6:45 pm

well fruit is harder to digest than an insect isnt it?
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 9:36 pm

Has anyone here ever heard the term "obligate carnivore"?

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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 9:42 pm

I belive I have.
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 9:43 pm

mabye it will eat sausages...
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PostSubject: Re: Do Scorps Eat....   10/10/2008, 10:19 pm

yes...it will. Don't ask.
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