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PostSubject: scorpi food (prey)   10/17/2010, 5:57 pm

hi all, just wondering if anyone feeds there beauties Maggots??

well i decided to make or grow my own, made from tub-a-ware, raw squid, saw dust.

worked very well got plenty of blue bottles (flies) intrested, all layed plenty of eggs,

anyway after a week i had plenty, i seperated them in a clean container with fresh fruit, becouse it doesnt smell as bad as fish.

i decided to feed my emperor, dropped it in the tank in a few seconds it knew somthing was there,

if only i had a camera lol! it grabbed it by the pedipals and reversed back into its den.

then few minutes later it came out like John Wayne lol! with a white Cigar....

very funny and glad he was tucking in.

plz comment or ask any question thnx
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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 7:58 am

ive not heard of anyone feeding maggots but i would guess (may be wrong) that they are quite fatty like mealworms so should prob only be fed on rare occasions if at all (as a treat) with more nutritious feeders such as crickets and locusts making up the main diet

also blue bottles can carry nasty germs so really not sure on this at all maybe wait for a more experianced person to reply ...there are plenty on here lol

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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 8:26 am

231bex wrote:
ive not heard of anyone feeding maggots but i would guess (may be wrong) that they are quite fatty like mealworms so should prob only be fed on rare occasions if at all (as a treat) with more nutritious feeders such as crickets and locusts making up the main diet

also blue bottles can carry nasty germs so really not sure on this at all maybe wait for a more experianced person to reply ...there are plenty on here lol

thnx for the advice, thats the problem i bought a tub of hatchling crickets, but none were getting eaten??? they were just living in the tank, so i got rid of them + they were dying in the tub.

so i tried mealworm and he ate 2 but thats all,, not intrested in more so they were living in the tank aswell, but mealworm are great coz they last for ages in tubs.

thats why i thought make my own maggot farm,
what's great is if the scorpi dont want it, the maggot will burrow to pupate, and they do eventually come out of the ground as flies, so win win situation and both edible.

of course you can buy fresh maggots from suppliers and start your own farm, atleast you know then its not going to be harmful.
what you got to be aware of is the posh ppl that use pestisides on their plants n flowers which obviously is a no no.

but i am worried bout the crickets not being eaten?
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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 9:01 am

scorp may just not be that hungry...i dunno...what size is the scorp and what size crickets are you feeding? they wont touch them if they are to small

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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 10:45 am

231bex wrote:
scorp may just not be that hungry...i dunno...what size is the scorp and what size crickets are you feeding? they wont touch them if they are to small


scorpi @ 3rd instar and thee crickets were hatchlings v.small, im sure i read somewere the hatchlings will do great???

maybe not there are so many sizes to choose aswell....
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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 11:42 am

i feed our scorplings quite big crickets like 3/4 instar crickets they need to be able to catch them and hold onto them i normally injure them a bit but i have seem them catch one that wasnt

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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 1:27 pm

231bex wrote:
i feed our scorplings quite big crickets like 3/4 instar crickets they need to be able to catch them and hold onto them i normally injure them a bit but i have seem them catch one that wasnt

ill give that a go, need to try n give him a stable diet Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 5:01 pm

Scorps can take surprizingly large prey!
If your emp eats the maggots and you are willing to breed them then go ahead and feed them.
New born crickets are definitely to small for any size emp.

Here is a small scorp(S.donensis) eating a big mealworm

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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/18/2010, 5:39 pm

theres always wax worms they are bigger and they are softer that meal worms
they are easy to keep and all that fun stuff as well

scott is right a scorpion can take down food 2-3 X its size it may or may not eat it all
but it is now problem for a scorpion to take food bigger than it self
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PostSubject: Re: scorpi food (prey)   10/19/2010, 5:17 pm

thanks for the advice guys, will upload a video of his next feed once he hardens.....

damn patience lol


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