- Mandiblehead wrote:
- can if u want i gues. keep in mind if u do the cricet will poop in there resulting in less cleanliness.
That is NOT the point. You might be the first to complain about less cleanliness due to cricket's poop
The general concerns about leaving a live cricket in the tank are:
1. The possibility of a cricket attack on a moulting scorpion
If your scorpion is still a sling or sub-adult, live cricket is not advisable to be left in the tank uneaten when a keeper observes that a scorpion moult is due soon.
2. The stress given to a gravid scorpion mom by the free-roaming crickets in the tank
3. If the scorpion is an adult. It should be fine leaving 1-2 crickets in the tank. Sub-adults crickets preferred thou.. you can reduce the chance of hearing mating calls from adult males (crickets) and egg-laying issues from adult females (crickets).
4. Fruit flies larvae(maggots) may appear if the cricket died somewhere on the substrate and it's not removed within 36hrs (estimated). This is more likely for forest/bark scorpion enclosures due to the humidity.
There are many who just lingers around the forums, absorbing information and choose not to post and to clear their doubts but remain in low profile. I understand that you have good intention but please do research more to support your stand when giving advices.
Regards,GS"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. " - Mark Twain