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PostSubject: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 10:10 am

Hey guys,could you help me out..does anyone know the concepts of powerfeeding..thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 10:58 am

As the name implies . . . giving your specimen as much prey as it will accept, while keeping conditions on the warmer side of recommendations for the species. In tarantulas, this has been used to get males to reach maturity faster and be larger when they get there to better ready them for breeding projects.

With scorpions, I'm not sure if excessive feeding gets them there faster or not, but hobbyists will sometimes use a "hot box," a small heated and insulated container to raise temps in an effort to grow the specimen faster.

These have the slight disadvantages of shortening the overall lifespan, but with male tarantulas, the primary reasoning is to prepare them for breeding faster.

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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 1:34 pm

Manipulation Rolling Eyes

Doesn't benefit the animal to overfeed them... All you will end up with is a fat, lazy and stressed out scorpion!
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 6:10 pm

So powerfeeding is for t's only?
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 6:20 pm

Powerfeeding is for no animals at all! You will get unhealthy and more important unnatural animals that has been manipulated... Let the scorpions grow in the same way they would in nature and feed them in the right and most healthy way!
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 10:05 pm

Ive been feeding my smaller C. GRacilis scorpion bigger pray and he went from a small id say 6i or 5i to his next within a month or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/21/2010, 11:12 pm

will it shorten the lifespan of the scorps?
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/22/2010, 2:14 am

Yeah it will. I do it, and I know the implications.
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PostSubject: Re: Powerfeeding??   12/22/2010, 4:31 am

I read a report on the matter with Ts in an issue of the ATS's magazine -- if you want a bigger male faster, as some breeders need, then it's useful. But in the tarantula hobby, males are looked at as little more than a sperm web waiting to happen.

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