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Favorite Scorpion Food

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Keith, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. NihonRobot

    NihonRobot Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I feed mine crickets regularly, but I think I may switch to one goldfish every other week. I got him one and he caught/ate it immediately - usually crickets linger in the tank for a few days before they're all caught.
  2. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    the worst thing is a dead cricket in an enclosure.. UGH

    i feed crickets: 3 different species: HUGE black ones, medium brown ones, and little white ones which jump about 2 m high!

    also started with mealworms, but only my Emperor, Odonturus/babycurus or Euscorpius are actually eating them

    ive also fed termites, flies, moths and other stuff (wild crickets) to them
  3. Androctonus_bic

    Androctonus_bic Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I give to my hadrurus arizoneis only crikets ( she started to eat this weak), and to my P imp I give crikets, grashopers, moths, and young mouses. She hates pinkies ( it's very strange, at last :? ).

    And I fed the crikets also with fish food and some fruits and vegetables.

    Pix of this, tonight.
  4. ScorpDude

    ScorpDude Arachnoangel Old Timer

    If you want something else do feed your crickets you could try Agar? you can buy it from health food shops and just add the nutrients you want.
  5. chulopiscinas

    chulopiscinas Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i feed my androctonus bicolor with worms only, because when i buy crickets for him, he only have time for eat one, he eat few, and when he wnat other cricket , i don,t habe because are dead!
    i think that the worms have less nutrients than crickets, but the worms are more easy to keep.
    when i will get one parabuthus transvaalicus i will buy crickets for both, because i think that p.trans eat too much. hehe
    What do you think?
  6. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    typical feeder crickets only live for a 2 or 3 weeks once they are adults. even with a perfect set up they still die quickly. if you buy medium crickets they can last more than a month. then you get the opportunity to feed your crickets whatever you want :)

    p.s. i feed my crickets and roaches hermit crab food (dry & wet), assorted fruits & vegetables, flowers & leaves that my millipedes also eat. i've heard kitten food is excellent feeder food, from a price and nutritional standpoint and am going to try it soon (my roommate just got a kitten... what a strange pet =P )
  7. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    things to _NOT_ feed it:

    - roly poly, sow bug, pill bug, isopods (repugnatorial secretions)
    - pincher bug, earwig (can be poisonous)
    - anything you would be afraid to hold (cuz of bites/stings/pinches)

    and i stay away from butterflies, moths, and caterpillars of all kinds, because i believe *some* are poisonous.

    congrats on finding a scorpion... have you tried to identify it yet?
  8. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    oh, it might not be a baby... some scorps are like 1 - 1.5" when full grown.

    cute little guys

    where abouts are you located?
  9. chulopiscinas

    chulopiscinas Arachnosquire Old Timer

    thanks for your answer.
    i,m from Spain. {D
  10. Schlyne

    Schlyne Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I'd use a different feeder fish than goldfish if I were you, or I'd drop it down to occasionally. Goldfish are often injected with different chemicals to control size, health etc, and they are very fatty as feeders.

    I have been feeding my scorps crickets. I just tried mealworms, which was interested. My male flat rock picked up the worm with one claw and just started eating it, head first. I will be offering them dubia roaches soon.
  11. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Ive fed Earwigs and sow bugs to Euscorpius species, and they have not died :)

    i also fed sow bugs to baby emps, and they didnt die either
  12. juggalo69

    juggalo69 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I use sow bugs in my tanks to help keep my substrate mold free, My emps don't even mess with them.
  13. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    not all sow bugs and ear wigs are good to eat though. and i sure can't tell them apart.
    some are fairly poisonous

    i mean, i'd feel really bad if i accidentily killed something by feeding it poisonous feeders :(
  14. The Juice

    The Juice Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I mainly fed mine crickets, But My favorite was GrassHoppers.
  15. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    yep :)
    i put them in there for anti-fungus work :p

    but i often saw their carcasses around the place, so i guess they are a non-toxic species
    all other types of UK inverts eat them. these ones are everywhere!
  16. NihonRobot

    NihonRobot Arachnosquire Old Timer

    These fish are actually specified as feeder fish at the pet store, so I'm pretty sure they aren't altered in any way.

    But if they are fatty then I'll probably only give him a small one each month or so.
  17. LordScrub

    LordScrub Arachnopeon

    i got rid of it the next day because my mom was afraid of it getting loose and stinging one of us, but when i have time, i'm gonna make a plexiglas enclosure for scorpions. the scorpion wasn't fully grown because i've killed one before because it was on my front patio and my mom almost stepped on it, it didn't even move when i tapped it with a single handed sledge hammer (5 pound), so i was guessing it was sick/dying, so i decided to end its misery by smashing it.
  18. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    sometimes the dont move.....
    an easy way which means that you dont have to clean your floor, is to remove it via a box/vial and release it somewhere safe
    that way you arnt killing little animals, and they arnt killing you
    everyone is happy, right?
  19. Black Hawk

    Black Hawk Arachnolord Old Timer

    CRIX! CRIX! CRIX! (and other assorted goodies for variation) :p
  20. Bayushi

    Bayushi Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Just found out my emp's fav food, apparently, is jumping spiders. Couple found there way into the tank and she dropped the cricket she was eating to make a meal of them. She's ignoring the last cricket she has and seems to be hunting for more spiders..... She's so odd...
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