How much and how often?

blackacidevil

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Wowza, there are a lot of Pandinus imperator threads in this Scorpions forum. I have two scorpions that I think I take good care of. Just so I'm not way off track, how much and how often do you feed your Emperor's (in cricket terms)

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skinheaddave

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If you are actualy regulating their food, once or twice a week is sufficient. Usualy you would feed one right-sized prey item. Since emps get to a size where no cricket will do, though, you would probably want to feed one or two full-sized crickets at each feeding.

For my Heterometrus I just throw in lots of crickets and they eat what they would.

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Dave
 

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I do the same as Dave with most of my scorps and T's. If they don't finish the crickets by the next time I check on them then I give them fewer or none for the next week.

John
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danread

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yup i do the same. I don't think scorpions are as bothered by prey items running around as tarantulas are. If my emperors don't want a cricket, they seem to completely ignore it until they are hungry enough to eat it.

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Dan.
 

Baphomet

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As with the rest who responded here, I usually toss in 4-5 crickets per scorpion, and let them eat what they wish. I repeat this every 3 days (removing the uneated crickets), and replacing them with fresh.

I like to remove the uneaten crickets and replentish them every 3 days to ensure that the crickets available for the scorps are properly "gut loaded", thus allowing the maximum benefit as a food item.
 
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