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PostSubject: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 6:27 am

Hey guys I recently purchased a baby flat rock scorpling about smaller than an inch big. I was wondering how much I should feed the little guy he is very very active! I fed him last night and he ate successfully! I tried feeding him tonight and he never caught the cricket but tried a couple of times after and still didnt catch it so I took the cricket out and decided to try tomorrow so the cricket didnt harm him over night. I just need to know how much these guys need to eat to stay healthy and as far away from death as possible. Also any other care tips that you guys can provide would be great Smile thank you so much!
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 11:39 am


try every other day or once every 3 days. if you want it to keep eating then just offer the smallest possible cricket that it could eat after every 2 days just so it's appetite is up
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 12:51 pm

I'd actually only try feeding once a week or so, even at that size.....they have depressingly slow metabolisms.

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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 1:01 pm


so since were talking flat rock metabolism, it seems that my gravid h.paucidens has taken a liking to eat superworms while refusing others. would that be safe given her metabolism and the fat content of the sw?
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 1:30 pm

Yeah, should be fine....also since she's gravid, it may be the reason she's eating them more than anything else, she's not only feeding herself, but giving nutrients to the eggs/1st instars. (Not sure how far your scorp is into gestation.)

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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 1:44 pm


ohh i see i see.i was kinda bothered by the level of fats that she's taking in. guess i have nothing to worry then. thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 2:08 pm

Yeah don't worry about it...

Once she does give birth though, after a couple feeding you should try to limit the amount of superworms she eats.

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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 2:52 pm

Thanks guys! I just worry way too much since I heard these guys have a tendency to randomly die off haha
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 5:37 pm

Two times a week for a young scorpion with a maximum of 2 to 3 crickets is sufficient, if you see it actively scouring the bottom you could try 3 times a week, but limit it then to 2 crickets.

Overfeeding would be like, everyday... stuffing your animal just to get it to grow, this is called "power feeding" and it is barbaric.

It is correct to remove the cricket when the scorp does not take it.
My Cavimanus whom I just have 2 weeks today, hasn't taken a bit of food this week.
I think she took some crickets last week but haven't seen any signs it did.

Don't worry you are doing a great job!
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 6:14 pm

Right on well thank you so much for the help i will probably try again tonight to see if anything happens he is ridiculously active at night and runs around like a mouse on a wheel haha
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/3/2013, 6:25 pm

Your welcome:)

Ok, you could try it again when it is so active.

Keep posting those pictures I have a soft spot for those Flatrocks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/4/2013, 12:59 am

I will try again after I get done eating now and take a pic once he has gotten the cricket otherwise ill take a pic of him and show you flat rocks are awesome! The babies are even better I love how small they are and how big they end up haha. Thanks again!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Flat rock scorpling question   2/4/2013, 5:48 am

No problem:)
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