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PostSubject: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 5:16 am

I know that I should feed my scorpion 3-4 a week, so does this mean every other day? Also, how many crickets should I feed Caesar (my scorpion) at a time?
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 8:25 am

If your emperor is an adult, 1 - 2 appropriately sized prey items per week should be fine. If it's still a juvenile, 1 - 2 prey items twice a week should be enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 8:25 am

+1 to Callum

Just to add:

Feeding routine for scorplings ( 2 to 3.instar ):
- 2 or 3 times per week and quantity is 1x feeder for each session
- The recommended size is half or no bigger than the mesosoma (body) length of the scorpion itself

Feeding routine for sub-adults( 4 to 6.instar ):
- 1-2 times a week and quantity is 1x feeder for each session
- Size of feeder: between 2-4cm

Feeding routine for adults (7.instar ):
- Once a week or once every 10 to 14 days and quantity is 1x feeder for each session
- Size of feeder: around 4-6cm

Of course, the above is just a guideline. Usually, when a scorpion refuses food, it simply means that they are not hungry. Do not attempt to force feed.

A keeper should pay attention if their scorpion is about to reach pre-molt stage and reduce or stop feeding until the scorpion is ready to feed again.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 8:28 am

And GS just comes along and trumps my answer................. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 8:33 am

We are actually typing at the same time.. lol

It's the same content Callum.

Your's is short and sweet and mine is a little "long winded" Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding question   8/15/2012, 8:38 am

Haha, I've spotted the edit.

'Long-winded' is better, I'm just feeling lazy haha.
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