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Pandinus Dictator wont eat...

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by PhilMcWonder, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. PhilMcWonder

    PhilMcWonder Arachnoknight

    Since I got my scorpion, he has been eating very light...
    He ate MAYBE 2 crickets total and I base that off the fact that they went missing after I put them in the enclosure for him...

    When I offer him food he avoids it or ignores it.
    Is this normal? I dont know how scorps pre-molt but he doesn't look swollen soooo I doubt it.
    Is it normal for scorpions to be shy eaters? I have had him for almost a month I think.
  2. Alex99

    Alex99 Arachnosquire

    Your scorpion Will eat when it's hungry. The best thing you can do is not worry about it and remeber to present it with food on a regular basis. In the wild Scorpions can go several Months without a meal.
  3. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron Active Member

    If your scorpion is wild caught it will probably take a month or more to fully settle, provide a nice deep moist substrate with a couple of good hides and it will settle, also if it is a wild caught male they are prone to hunger strikes so don,t worry. Offer a good size cicket or medium locust once a week and it will eat when it,s ready too.
  4. Dylan Keife

    Dylan Keife Arachnopeon

    Where did you purchase your scorpion? If it was from Petco, LLL, Underground Reptiles, or another retailer and not a private breeder then you dont have an actual Pandinopsis (Pandinus) dictator. Likely a Pandinus imperator
  5. Alex99

    Alex99 Arachnosquire

    Is Underground Reptiles a bad choice to order from? I know that backwater is a scam but I here mixed opinions about Underground.
  6. Dylan Keife

    Dylan Keife Arachnopeon

    I have no experience personally with Underground so I cant say, however the scorpions they are selling as "Dictator" scorpions are actually Pandinus imperator. But they probably dont even know that