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PostSubject: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/26/2010, 7:10 pm

Hey I just a emperor scorpion and for some reason it's not eating any of the crickets I'm feeding it. Can anyone help?
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/26/2010, 7:51 pm

It takes time for them to settle in. Try again in 4 days time.

Don't worry if it doesn't eat, they can go a year without food so just offer one food item every four days. If he refuses it, then remove and try again 4 days later.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/26/2010, 8:45 pm

yeah dude...let it get used to its surroundings, than itll eat
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/26/2010, 9:02 pm

Oh ok thanks guys. And also what's the best substrate to use with an emperor?
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/26/2010, 9:40 pm

coco fiber...
or peat moss...

depends on your choosing
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/27/2010, 7:11 pm

Personally I think coco fiber works best, but that's just me. The essential thing is that the substrate you use is soil-like and enables them to burrow easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   8/30/2010, 4:04 pm

my emp wouldent eat for 4 weeks from when i got him. But do not worry if he wont eat scorpions metabalisms are low and emps can stop eating for up to a year for no reason.

use coco fibre and keep it moist. Humidity needs to be about 80% and the optimal tempreature is 28 degrees although the tempreature isnt crucial.

Be sure to keep fresh water in the tank all the time and i wouldent recomend putting a heat mat on the bottom.

Molting these scorps is easy just make sure the humidity is around 80-85%. Its only usally the dessert species that have problems molting. He will only molt when he feels the conditions are right.

These scorps do well communally as canabalism is rare and wont fight if there is enough food for them to eat.

This is all you really need to know for the moment your knolege on him will get better over time

Hope this helps any questions just ask
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/14/2010, 8:55 pm

Are emps suppose to eat the entire cricket or do they just suck the good stuff out of em?
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/14/2010, 9:02 pm

One of my emp ate with in 10 minutes of being let into her new home and she ate 2 full crickets....


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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/15/2010, 5:48 am

MAGNUM wrote:
Are emps suppose to eat the entire cricket or do they just suck the good stuff out of em?

Yup, they usually eat most or all of the cricket. They aren't the sucking type lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/15/2010, 6:03 am

ours sometim eats everything apart from the odd head or leg lol

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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/15/2010, 7:39 pm

Oh mine bit an killed one but he just carried it a lil an dropped it
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/16/2010, 4:37 am

maybe its just not hungry i left mine for a day to settle before attempting to feed it some do take a while to adjust to there new surroundings

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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/16/2010, 4:46 am

it depends on how hungry they are if their hungry they wil eat the whole criket and if they arent they will just kill it for the sake of it. But if you finding exoskeletons of crikets bare in mind they molt
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/16/2010, 1:05 pm

i tried both with mine but it seemed to like the coco fiber more
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/18/2010, 9:57 pm

K and does scorpion poop look like gray putty stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/19/2010, 1:24 am

Pretty much like whiteout. My tend to blast it along the edges of things (walls, hide).

If you grab it with tongs, its going to squish.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   9/19/2010, 8:51 am

Oh ok kewl that's what that stuff was then lol
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought an emperor scorpion and looking for some advice   10/1/2010, 9:01 am

mine ate within 2 days and hasnt since really and i often found the leg of one around and yeah he carried it around for a whiel lol
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