Quick feeding question.

Karbon

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I've been suspecting that the crickets have been getting out of their enclosure, so when i re-filled it, I placed the cricket's enclosure in the tank with my scorpion.

If they keep getting out, should I worry about her eating herself to death?
 

tabor

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She will stop eating once shes full :)
 

~Abyss~

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depends on the species. I've never heard of eating to death but I know a few scorps that eat themselves into obesity.
 

Uroctonus

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Scorpions can eat a great deal when they are so inclined. However, scorpions will stop eating when they are full, and don't gorge themselves to death. However, if the crickets are escaping you might not want them in the cage because depending on the species of scorpion you are keeping its terrerium
might be a good breeding ground for crickets which could turn into a pain, because having too many loose crickets running around an enclosure can be a problem.
 

Kenobi

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Is it ok to feed my scorpion wild-caught animals if I'm sure they haven't been in contact with chemicals/pestecides?
I stay near a small stream which has loads of small animals in and around the water. Can I feed any tadpoles or small frogs i catch to my scorpion?
 

Selenops

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Create a feeding regiment that will keep your scorps fit looking. One (or two) appropiately sized cricket a week would suffice for both small to large scorpions, feed one too many they will likely not feed next week or the week after.
 

Aztek

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Is it ok to feed my scorpion wild-caught animals if I'm sure they haven't been in contact with chemicals/pestecides?
I stay near a small stream which has loads of small animals in and around the water. Can I feed any tadpoles or small frogs i catch to my scorpion?
Yes, you can. They eat almost anything.
 

Selenops

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The problem lies in the fact you don't know where your wild caught feeding insects have been whereas your petstore purchased feeding insects have been bred in a clean sanitory facility.

But yeah, I haven't lost a invert yet feeding them stuff out of the wilds of my backyard, fence, or garage.
 

Rosenkreuz

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Is it ok to feed my scorpion wild-caught animals if I'm sure they haven't been in contact with chemicals/pestecides?
I stay near a small stream which has loads of small animals in and around the water. Can I feed any tadpoles or small frogs i catch to my scorpion?
Its not just chemicals and pesticides you need to worry about. It's parasites and diseases the animals may have.
 
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