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 #833750


Tony7688
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 Is this dangerous?

are baby crickets harmful to scorpions?



06/14/06  08:19pm

 #835057


Mitch2558
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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 833750


 Is this dangerous?

Hi
I take it you food item crickets layed eggs in your scorp tank?
It happens.
Iím not sure if their dangerous but I hate them cos they get out and end up everywhere.
They would also add to the defecation in the tanks substrate and aid in
tanks bacterial load.
May also be a headache during shedding.
I personally would change the substrate.
I stun mine prior to feeding and feed them directly to each scorp.
A good way of regulating food if youíve got a few.
Ive got 9 emps and they all eat in this way.
Ive dropped 4 cricks into my tank too see them laying eggs instantly so I started feeding in this way.
Free range crickets can be a pain but can be avoided.
Hope this helps.
If not Metz and others are not far.



06/15/06  08:01pm

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Meee
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  Message To: Mitch2558   In reference to Message Id: 835057


 Is this dangerous?

the only real danger is if your scorp starts to shead.



06/15/06  08:16pm

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Tony7688
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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 835078


 Is this dangerous?

why would that be?



06/15/06  09:28pm

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BlackDragonScales711
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  Message To: Tony7688   In reference to Message Id: 835160


 Is this dangerous?

You should have researched be for you got an emperor scorpion, even my dog would know the answer to that, duh...



06/15/06  11:39pm

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  Message To: BlackDragonScales711   In reference to Message Id: 835333


 Is this dangerous?

Quote:

You should have researched be for you got an emperor scorpion, even my dog would know the answer to that, duh...

Jerk.



06/17/06  10:58pm

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Meee
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  Message To: Alter_Bridge_Fan   In reference to Message Id: 837746


 Is this dangerous?

the dog part was a little mean, but you should have researched and asked us the questions you couldnít find after weeks if not months of research, not just goggling emperor scorpion care and only look at the first 2 sheets. it would be dangerous if it was moulting because crickets like meat. there is no food for the crickets in the cage. the emp has a soft, easy to bite through shell when moulting.



06/18/06  02:14pm

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Metz
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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 838365


 Is this dangerous?

Yeah, the dog comment was completly uncalled for.
When you feed crickets, you want to remove any that are uneaten after 24 hours, that will help cut down on them laying eggs in the container, but it wonít stop it completly. The baby crickets will not harm the scorpion unless, as was mentioned, the scorpion happens to be molting at the time, but then again, you donít want to have any prey items in with a scorpion when they are preparing to molt or are in the process of molting. The baby crickets will die off pretty quick without food, so just make sure you donít put any in the container for them. In addition, they will eat each other first before heading off to try and sample the scorpion.



06/18/06  07:55pm


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