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Scorpion burying prey?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Casey Sanders, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Casey Sanders

    Casey Sanders Arachnopeon

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    my scorpion hasn’t eaten in over 4 weeks. I bought it in late January from a guy who couldnt take care of it anymore and since I have 8 tarantulas I was already prepared to take care of it. He told me it was a dictator scorpion but it’s probably an Emperor. Anyways, my scorpion will never chase his prey. I have to put it right in his claws for him to grab it. Once I do, he will Carry it in his mouth for a minute or two and then spit it out and by the morning it will be buried. This happens every time i try to feed him. He is also an extremely active scorpion. Just not when it comes to feeding.
     
  2. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnosquire

    It's normal for them to not eat for some weeks or even a month. How big is it anyway? Instar rather. From my experience Pandinus & Heterometrus species are not good show eaters, specially when they are in their sling - juvenile stage. But when they reach their adulthood? they are monsters.
     
  3. Casey Sanders

    Casey Sanders Arachnopeon

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    Not totally sure of age but from tail to head he’s a little under 5”
     
  4. Arachnotroik

    Arachnotroik Arachnosquire

    He's big, might be from 6th-7th instar.Oh, and the burying of the things he spits? it's normal. My male 8i H. swammerdami does it all the time, I though he's just a clean eater, But no. One day I went for a substrate change, and wow loads of things are burried in the substrate.
     
  5. Casey Sanders

    Casey Sanders Arachnopeon

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    So strange
     
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