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grayskyisacat

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my adolescent emperor scorpion wont eat and hasn’t in months. I’ve done everything from humidity, diet changes, and most everything in between- but he won’t eat or shed. help?
 

Joey Spijkers

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scorpion looks fine, temp is around 70 degrees
With fine you mean not fat? Being fat isn’t bad for a juvenile scorp. Just a sign that it’s in premolt, which can take a while for imperators. If it’s not fat, it’s not in premolt.
They aren’t always the best eaters, especially at such a low temperature. I would raise the temperature to around 80 F during the day. Otherwise it will rarely eat and barely grow.
Sometimes young imperators don’t like to take live prey, but will take prekilled.
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

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photo please.

70 is a bit on the cool side - not dangerous, but not optimal for metabolism. they will tend to be less active and eat less at this temperature.
 

grayskyisacat

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With fine you mean not fat? Being fat isn’t bad for a juvenile scorp. Just a sign that it’s in premolt, which can take a while for imperators. If it’s not fat, it’s not in premolt.
They aren’t always the best eaters, especially at such a low temperature. I would raise the temperature to around 80 F during the day. Otherwise it will rarely eat and barely grow.
Sometimes young imperators don’t like to take live prey, but will take prekilled.
Thank you! yes, he’s not fat :)
 
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