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PostSubject: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/3/2012, 9:29 pm

My lamp keeps the hot side at 88.7F and the cool side at like 77.4-79.6 is that good? EDIT: I see crickets laying eggs in my emperor scorpion tank now. is this bad theve only been in there for like a hour!!! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/3/2012, 9:42 pm

Crickets in the substrate cant be good. Just cut the tube thingys off the females before you put them in the tank.The temp looks to have enough of a difference to make it work, just make sure she has a hide in the cool side, so she can cool off if she needs it or she can warm up if she needs it.
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/3/2012, 9:53 pm

she does but what should i do about the substrate remove the baby crickets as i see them and get the crickets in there right now out??
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/3/2012, 11:46 pm

Too many crickets can be stressful for your scorpion, especially if it's molting . Only feed it however many crickets it will eat in a sitting. I usually just do 1 a week
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/4/2012, 12:04 am

You could leave 1 or 2 in there if your sure they arent laying eggs anymore. Plus if they are in fact laying eggs in the substrate, I think you could microwave it for a little bit to kill the eggs. If im wrong someone plz tell me. But I head crush most all my emps food stuff. Especially now that I had to destroy their enclosure to fetch an errant superworm. But for the occasional prey item that gets to run loose, and if it happens I only do 2 crickets, for the females I cut the egg tube off. Besides pull the back legs off them.


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As a side note you could buy some 10 inch tongs and feed her that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/4/2012, 1:25 am

I have tongs but shell only eat meal worms from them but how can i microwave that much? do i have to do it in portions?

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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/4/2012, 2:28 am

Ok so i microwaved all of it and now im waiting for it to cool down because i have an electric thermometer it was at like 160f and now it like 101f so soon it will be cold enough to put the heat lamp in then put her back in
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PostSubject: Re: Heating Question/Cricket question   1/4/2012, 4:37 pm

An easy way to get rid of baby crickets is to let them hatch, then place a soda straw on the substrate leading up to your water dish. The baby crickets will crawl through the straw, fall out the end over the water dish and drown. Bex has tried this and reported that it works. A quick search should turn up her post.
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