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Bobsten
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PostSubject: Keep a live cricket in tank at all times?   2/25/2012, 7:44 am

I was just wondering should i keep a live cricket in my Flinders Ranges Scorpion tank so it can eat whenever it wants?


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PostSubject: Re: Keep a live cricket in tank at all times?   3/4/2012, 3:26 pm

can if u want i gues. keep in mind if u do the cricet will poop in there resulting in less cleanliness. ive had three crickets in myn for about aweek now. and icant just look in there and clean it up. im just going to drop one in there from now on iafter these 3 disapear . and im waitn at least aweek or two. and only if i notice there coming out. not at alltimes . just if there due to eat and it looks like they com out hunting. thats my opinion im no expert yet
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PostSubject: Re: Keep a live cricket in tank at all times?   3/5/2012, 10:32 am

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 Suspect

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.

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GS

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