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 1st scoprion and feed question

hey what would everyone recommend on what kind to get for my 1st scorpion. And how do they do with un-live food like this? http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?R=5445&Nav=1&N=0&Ntt=can-o-krickets&sku=747602&familyID=7768&



05/07/06  01:51pm

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  Message To: Xposedguts   In reference to Message Id: 775592


 1st scoprion and feed question

I feed my scorpion 4 live crickets every week and does pretty good on this diet.



05/07/06  08:04pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 776120


 1st scoprion and feed question

how big is your scorpion though?



05/07/06  08:05pm

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 776122


 1st scoprion and feed question

The canned crickets are not a good idea. Some inverts will eat them but most will not. Depending on what species of scorpion you have and how big it is will depend on what kind and size of prey to feed. I feed my various scorpions mealworms and roaches (all live).



05/07/06  11:04pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 776399


 1st scoprion and feed question

Yeah, I think live food is best beacuse remember that scorpion are alomst blind and rely on thier senses to cath their prey, if their prey donít mve (because their dead) it will be difficult for your scorpion to eat the canned crickets.



05/08/06  12:56am

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 776511


 1st scoprion and feed question

Actually, scorpions have much better eyesight than tarantulas...but thatís beside the point.



05/08/06  01:23am

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 776530


 1st scoprion and feed question

Really? I remember like a year ago I saw an episode in the animal planet channel about arachnids and they said that scorpions where almost blind (reffering to Emperor Scorpions)



05/08/06  10:38am

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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 776725


 1st scoprion and feed question

Well, they donít have what I would call "good" eyesight, their sight is a bit better than that of a tarantula. Now granted, they donít have the eyesight that most true spiders have though.
Tarantulas rely on vibration to detect prey and preditors but scorpions, who do not have the abundence of hair, rely a bit more on sight. However, they are nocternal and thus, donít really have the vision for day time hunting but if you put a flashlight beam on a scorpion and a tarantula, the scorpion will bolt whereas the tarantula wonít, because they donít really see the light.



05/08/06  03:44pm


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