Heterometrus spinifer Maggots

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He hasn't moved from that position in days, I don't have high hopes for him pulling through if he's even still alive. I put an orange in the corner last night in hopes the maggots will be attracted to the orange instead of the scorpion. I'm going to try waving food in front of him tonight and maybe nudging him a little, depending on the response I get (if any at all) I'm likely going to freeze him and preserve him.
 

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He hasn't moved from that position in days, I don't have high hopes for him pulling through if he's even still alive. I put an orange in the corner last night in hopes the maggots will be attracted to the orange instead of the scorpion. I'm going to try waving food in front of him tonight and maybe nudging him a little, depending on the response I get (if any at all) I'm likely going to freeze him and preserve him.
Flesh eating maggots will not be attracted to an orange.
That's like trying to entice an agoraphobic vegan outdoors with a veal steak 🤣
 

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Flesh eating maggots will not be attracted to an orange.
That's like trying to entice an agoraphobic vegan outdoors with a veal steak 🤣
Is there any other bait (without cutting my finger off) that would work?
 

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You could try some kind of garbage or rotting meat but I'm not sure you'd want that stink in your house :sick:
Yeah, I think I'll pass on that. Will they die if I put them in the freezer for 12-24 hours?
Edit: Or soak them in acetone or boiling water for 30 seconds (all part of my plan to preserve him)
 
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This is one of the more bizarre situations I have read about. It's sad what they go through before ever reaching us.
 

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Unfortunately last night I decided to freeze him, he was nearly dead and I figured it would be better for him to be euthanized.
 

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Unfortunately last night I decided to freeze him, he was nearly dead and I figured it would be better for him to be euthanized.
Sorry to hear that. Being likely a wild caught specimen it's not unheard of to have complications.
 
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