Romalea guttata devil's horses

wonderwes

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Romalea guttata these are giant grasshoppers only native to the southeast.they get huge i have seen one as big as some of my larger emperor scorpions.i havent seen one i about 5 years do you think it would be safe to feed one to my emperor scorpions
 

musihuto

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if they're rare, you might want to collect a few and breed them first? - munis

Romalea guttata these are giant grasshoppers only native to the southeast.they get huge i have seen one as big as some of my larger emperor scorpions.i havent seen one i about 5 years do you think it would be safe to feed one to my emperor scorpions
 

wonderwes

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very true how
diffrent is breeding grasshoppers than crickets
 
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Jaffster

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I fed one of these to my P.Imperator about a month ago. Here's what remained:







...... and a part of a leg over the other side of the enclosure too.
 

beetleman

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exactly,we have the lubbers down here(fla) nothing eats them because of that.
 

Jaffster

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Well, aren't those pictures contradicting what you guys are saying?

I dropped this in and it was stung (which I may add was the first time I've ever seen my P.Imperator use it's tail) and died shortly after and was then consumed.

I actually blame the amount of remains on her being fed quite a large locust 2 days before.

My female P.Imperator is still alive and kicking.

Infact, when I think back to it... the woman in the shop were I bought this from was handling it and explaining how they mate and she didn't mention anything about them being toxic or anything.... she KNEW it was being fed to my Scorpion.
 

spydrhunter1

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Well, aren't those pictures contradicting what you guys are saying?
Doesn't look like a tremendous amount of feeding to me. Most animals will try to feed on toxic insects at least once and then "learn" not to feed on them again. The best example I can give you is the monarch butterfly, young birds will feed on the butterflies once. After this they will refuse to eat any monarch butterflies they encounter in the future.
 

HufnPuf

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Well, aren't those pictures contradicting what you t... the woman in the shop were I bought this from was handling it and explaining how they mate and she didn't mention anything about them being toxic or anything.... she KNEW it was being fed to my Scorpion.
a shopkeeper lacking information on the animals she sells?

what a shocker.
 

HufnPuf

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by the way-what is that substrate you're using...? looks like an extinguished campfire that happens to be in an enclosure.
 
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