The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 Tank turning into a cricket colony...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
ykawasumi
Pandinus


Number of posts : 2
Age : 29
Registration date : 2009-08-22

PostSubject: Tank turning into a cricket colony...   8/22/2009, 4:01 pm

Well then I just peeked in my tank (10 gal, 1 Emp.) And realized that there are a ALOT of crickets in it...

Being that my scorpion is done molting as far as I am aware (her stinger is brown and she hasn't molted since I got her 6months ago), is it a danger to let the crickets do their thing in there?

I see several full grown crickets and tons of little tiny crickets, they seem to have established a colony UNDER the waterbowl...

As far as I see my scorpion is just chilling underneath the half co co nut as usual.

Thoughts?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mr. Mordax
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 7743
Age : 32
Location : PNW
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Tank turning into a cricket colony...   8/22/2009, 4:06 pm

It's pretty useless to have a cricket colony in your tank intentionally -- the crix require lots of food and produce lost of waste (imagine having a cattle ranch in your living room).

Leave the adults in for prey (if your scorpion needs them, anyway -- take 'em out if they're not eaten in a day or two), but remove the little ones because they're too small to be useful prey items.

There's a few ways to remove them:
Let them die on their own (contributes mess, may stress scorp in the meantime)
Let them drown in the water bowl (have to remember to empty)
Put in drinking straws plugged at one end and remove them as they hide in it

_________________
If your emperor scorpion stops eating, don't panic.
Be nice -- you were a noob once, too
"Never ask an engineer to explain something, because he will."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ykawasumi
Pandinus


Number of posts : 2
Age : 29
Registration date : 2009-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Tank turning into a cricket colony...   8/22/2009, 9:25 pm

Alright I think I'm going to get a couple tubes of little straws and maybe a bathroom tissue one tomorrow and set it up.


Thanks for the advice Smile.

-Yoshi
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Lester
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 505
Age : 36
Location : Malaysia / Singapore / USA
Registration date : 2009-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Tank turning into a cricket colony...   8/23/2009, 10:54 am

i rem i saw a rosea T when i feed it i left it overnight... the rosea molted in the night and the cricket have it for supper Sad
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Tank turning into a cricket colony...   

Back to top Go down
 
Tank turning into a cricket colony...
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Tank turning into a cricket colony...
» Some pictures of my cricket colony
» Shebeen's cricket colony
» Keep a live cricket in tank at all times?
» What could I fill my empty tank with?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: The Burrow in Ghana: Emperor Zone-
Jump to: