Responses to different feeders???

ArachnoDrew

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Maybe just my luck? Maybe not doing something correctly here Lol?

So far I've made 3 attempts in feeding my scorps Dubai roaches and I have yet to see any of them eat one. first attempt was only with my AFS and desert hairy never had luck. Maybe it was just them. Then I tried super worms, still nothing from either one but as soon as I drop a cricket in, they're on it instantly... every time.. so I tried again with roaches with my C gracilis(communal of 3) and Rhopalrus and still no response. The roaches just crawl all over them...30 minutes later took roaches out, dropped a cricket in each one (3) in the Gracilis enclosure and 1 in Rhopalrus and all 4 ate within seconds.

So 6-7 scorps so far have only responded to crickets ide like to switch up The diet but how...
 

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I have had little success with the roaches as well and it's further complicated when they bury themselves. Nothing wrong with crickets and that's what my scorpions love.
 

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I've had mixed results feeding roaches to the scorpions. P. cavimanus takes anything moving, other species are finicky, some take S. lateralis. Dubia seem to be ignored by everyone, not sure why. Crickets and morio worms are the main feeders I use. As long as they eat and are active I'm happy.
 

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Yea I don't have a problem feeding them crickets. I'd just like to be able to start a breeder box but I'd end up taking a flame thrower to the crickets chirping all night.. And don't want house roaches if they don't eat em lol. Going to the pet store all the time is annoying
 

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My scorpions won't touch dubia, and getting them to eat mealworms is a pain as well. I'm probably going to switch to crickets, despite my disdain for them..
 

Christianb96

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my larger scorpions will occasionally eat dubias, the smaller ones wont. they do very well on hissers and super worms, and the smaller guys get crickets
 

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I wish we got those black crickets. And red runners here in the US. They look a bit fun to watch feed
 

ArachnoDrew

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Really where? Haven't seen them at any local stores or on anybody's online shops
 

Christianb96

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i ordered mine from bugsincyberspace.com. they probably wont be adults so youd have to let them grow for a bit
 

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Fine by me. I can't imagine the scorps not responding to them and no chirping....? Sold lol
 

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Dubias have a defense mechanism going on, it's obvious. You can especially see it going on with male dubias when they are put in a threatening environment, something like a stink bug but it doesn't always work, it especially doesn't work with the larger centipedes. It more often works with tarantulas and scorpions. Vinegaroons? haha, no, they will eat stinkbugs, they don't care.
 

Nephila Edulis

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Mine are the same. I have a rainforest scorpion who won't touch the roaches I bought. I couldn't get the roaches to breed and not much would eat them so I just left them in a bowl outside for my chickens. As soon as I put a cricket in with any of my inverts (except for the specialist hunters) they're on it in a second. It's a pain to switch over most arachnids and insects onto anything but crickets once you've started using them. I tried a super worm with my centipede and he just sorta chewed for a little bit and left.
 

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Dubia's are a pain because they love to play dead, but I usually have no issue getting all my scorpions to eat them. My two tarantula's also love them.
I only breed Dubia's and Oxyhaloa deusta. I don't actually like the Oxyhaloa deusta because they are super fast and can climb any surface. I only breed them for my really small species of scorpions, but want to rather replace them with Blatta lateralis that apparently can't climb smooth surfaces.
 

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Yea I don't have a problem feeding them crickets. I'd just like to be able to start a breeder box but I'd end up taking a flame thrower to the crickets chirping all night..
Crickets elicit a much better feeding response from almost everything. In regards to the chirping, only mature males chirp. My simple solution to the issue of chirping is to feed off the males. Males and Females are easily distinguishable from one another. Occasionally one will slip through my purging and all the sudden I will hear it chirping in there. Instant feeding to whatever I think of first from the collection when that happens.
 

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Sooo I made an interesting observation feeding yesterday and this morning with my Parabuthus transvaalicus and both of my Australis Hectors. Whenever I feed I've always assumed if I don't get a reaction right away when they come to contact with prey, they simply weren't interested.

Since the hectors have been in my care (not long) they haven't reacted to any type of roach or worm I've thrown their way.. I figured maybe they weren't settled in yet, they've let everything crawl all over them with no reaction for 10 min i got nothing, completely ignored it UNTIL...... I half killed a small red runner roach and dangled it in front of it with the roach flailing around and I immediately got an aggressive take down...

P. Trans. Molted a few days ago, I attempted to feed last night and got nothing so I figured it wasn't hungry yet or ready to feed because it completely ignored prey when it has ALWAYS been a very aggressive instant attacker/eater...
This morning I noticed it was very actively walking around the enclosure standing higher than normal . Claws up. So I tried another feed and got a reaction right away...
 

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Sooo I made an interesting observation feeding yesterday and this morning with my Parabuthus transvaalicus and both of my Australis Hectors. Whenever I feed I've always assumed if I don't get a reaction right away when they come to contact with prey, they simply weren't interested.

Since the hectors have been in my care (not long) they haven't reacted to any type of roach or worm I've thrown their way.. I figured maybe they weren't settled in yet, they've let everything crawl all over them with no reaction for 10 min i got nothing, completely ignored it UNTIL...... I half killed a small red runner roach and dangled it in front of it with the roach flailing around and I immediately got an aggressive take down...

P. Trans. Molted a few days ago, I attempted to feed last night and got nothing so I figured it wasn't hungry yet or ready to feed because it completely ignored prey when it has ALWAYS been a very aggressive instant attacker/eater...
This morning I noticed it was very actively walking around the enclosure standing higher than normal . Claws up. So I tried another feed and got a reaction right away...
Many of my Scorpions are a lot more sensitive to light and movement than my Tarantulas. Often the vibrations of removing the lid bother them but after the cricket is in there running around for a while they will go after it.
 

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My scorpion has a strong preference for small locusts/hoppers as opposed to full size, they elicit a much faster response from him than when offered full size.
 
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