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PostSubject: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/22/2012, 4:44 pm

i just put a false bottom in my emp tank, the emps all burrowed down to the glass, i have 5 , and i noticed two of them are in pre-molt, they are really fat.... i had to feed them today becuase its been 10 days ,((well i kno the 2 in pre-molt wont eat but the other 3 can)) but i was going to wait 3 weeks untill the next feeding becuase i dont want crickets to eat the two scorpions that are in pre-molt if they molt. how long will it take them to molt?? they are pretty fat... almost look gravid but they cant be cuase they arent adults. will they starve to death if i wait 3 weeks to feed them ????
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PostSubject: Re: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/22/2012, 5:54 pm

No they wont starve in 3 weeks, however I wouldnt worry about the 2 molting getting eaten by crickets since you have 3 that will be eatting haha. Ive given one emperor 4 crickets at one time no problem , took one after another and kept eatting, obvioulsy that was a one time thing (not looking to go through 1million crickets a year haha)

back to the point, the other 3 emps will eat any extra crickets you have
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PostSubject: Re: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/22/2012, 8:51 pm

well this is what i was thinking, when i dug them up they were all the way down at the glass, and im hoping the pre-molts go back into a deep burrow untill there armor hardens, this way they are away from the crickets.... but i dont know if they will dig or not since they are in pre-molt.... im going to wait 25 days to feed them i have an alarm set on my cell phone Very Happy and also kenthebugguy said they separate there pre-molts from non molters, especially when not feeding cuase they other scorpions somtimes munch on the molted scorpions depending on what species.... but i dont have 2 extra tanks to seperate them so i gota keep them all together No
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PostSubject: Re: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/22/2012, 9:09 pm

Emps usually arnt to bad but cannibalism does happen sometimes, really dont worry about the crickets the others will eat them lol
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PostSubject: Re: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/23/2012, 9:54 am

You're worried about cannibalism, yet, you're going to withhold food. This doesn't make much sense to me. Feed your scorpions as you normally would. You're more likely to lose a freshly molted scorpion to a hungry tank mate than you are to a hungry cricket. As Ludedor said, the non-molting scorpions will take care of the crickets.
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PostSubject: Re: two emps in pre-molt, feeding question   7/23/2012, 3:31 pm

alright thanks guys, yeah i wasnt sure thats why i posted the topic. Very Happy
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