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 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Is it possible to over feed your scorpion? Will it die if it eats too much?



05/02/06  03:49pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 768183


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Scorpions, especially P. imperator can be overfed. Just use your good judgement when feeding them. They can get obese quite easily, and, yes, it does shorten their lifespan.



05/02/06  10:00pm

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  Message To: Alter_Bridge_Fan   In reference to Message Id: 768964


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

yea they over eat all the time? what type of scorp do you have and how big is it?



05/02/06  10:28pm

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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 769040


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

I have a female emperor scorpion, sheís about 5 inches long.



05/02/06  10:44pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 769080


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

id go no more than 10 crix a week max, prolly closer to five. regardless of how much they can or will eat.



05/04/06  07:24pm

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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 771798


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Well, one of my friends who happens to also be one of the co-owners of my husbandís forum, feeds his scorpions one or two crickets every other day (I think) and all of them are quite fat, to say the least. He has never had any problems with any of his scorpions bursting or having complications from overeating. Also, just in case it matters, heís got hundreds of scorpions and has been keeping them for several years. While yes, the more you feed a scorpion, the fatter they will get, they are not likely to suffer injury from it aside from possibally falling and injuring themselves more easily because of being so overweight. The more you feed them, the fast they will grow and the more likely it is to shorten their life span.
I myself do not care for the "meatloaf" look of a fat scorpion. I feed my 2 adult P. imperator 7-10 mealies once every two weeks or so. My smaller scorpions get 1-3 mealies every week or two and they are pleasently plump but not fat.



05/04/06  10:42pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 772285


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Thanks a lot Metz! Your awesome! The info you give me is always right (or at least is the most reasonable) Has a scorpion ever died out on you?



05/04/06  11:13pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 772363


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

My little B. jacksoni up and died in March. Donít know why. It was healthy (looking), ate fine, everything. My little C. vittatis (sp?) died too, again, donít know why. Both of them were fine one day and dead the next. It happens though and there is a saying in the invert hobby:
for every one you lose, get two more to make yourself feel better!



05/04/06  11:47pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 772412


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Oh Iím sorry, so you donít know why they died? how old/big were they? How long did you have them for?



05/05/06  12:08am

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 772443


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

My jacksoni was a scorpling and Iíd only had it about 2 weeks. My vittatus was a juvi and I had it for a few months.



05/05/06  02:15am

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 772577


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

oh, that sucks! Iím doing the best I can to maintain my scorpion ( I only have one) but Iím kinda scared to wake up one day and see her dead in the cage!



05/05/06  12:34pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 772965


 Can you over feed your scorpion?

Yes, it does suck and Iím STILL reeling about it but, thatís the way of life. Iíve got other scorpions, P. imperatorís, P. lisoma and an Androc who are all doing great so I guess it all equals out in the end.



05/05/06  02:09pm


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