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 #981922


Qpmomma
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 Feeding

Iím not getting one today or anything, but I have a 20 gallon fish tank that is currently empty. I wanted to put something else in there besides fish (I have 3 fish tanks already stocked). I was thinking about getting an emperor scorpion to put in it.

Hereís my question: Do they eat anything other than crickets? I had 2 firebellied toads and it was so hard keeping the crickets alive. I like to go to the pet store every few weeks and stock up. Can they eat worms like red wrigglers? Or meal worms?



09/13/06  01:52pm

 #982186


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  Message To: Qpmomma   In reference to Message Id: 981922


 Feeding

Hello, You can try mealworms but sometimes they wont take them. I feed all my scorps crickets with the exception of one that will only eat mealies. You can try it but if it doesent work then you will have to feed cricks. They really dont need many cricks, you only need to feed them a couple cricks once a week.



09/13/06  05:43pm

 #982214


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  Message To: ReptileMan27   In reference to Message Id: 982186


 Feeding

an adult will only need about 5 a week, regardless of how much it will eat. other than crix, you could feed small roaches and leaf hoppers. also, a 20 is too large.



09/13/06  06:04pm

 #982918


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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 982214


 Feeding

I didnít know there was a such thing as too large a cage.



09/14/06  08:20am

 #983114


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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 982214


 Feeding

Quote:

a 20 is too large

Not really. If itís a standard 20, itís just a 10 gallon thatís a little taller. If itís a 20long, then maybe it might be a little too large for a single emperor.



09/14/06  01:34pm

 #983514


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  Message To: Alter_Bridge_Fan   In reference to Message Id: 983114


 Feeding

i figured it was a 20 long. but if it a standard 20, then id say go for it, just make sure there is a lot of substrate. with arachnids, there is such a thing as too large, its reptiles that bigger=better. arachnids tend to have a difficult time finding their food in a larger cage.



09/14/06  08:17pm

 #983547


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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 983514


 Feeding

If their is plently of hides etc.., it should be fine. Scorpions dont need or want much room. I keep a pair in a 16 quart(I think) rubbermaid container. If your talking 3+ scorps in a 20 gallon then their will be no problems finding the food. I you were to house one scorp in their then its possible.



09/14/06  08:41pm

 #983983


Qpmomma
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  Message To: ReptileMan27   In reference to Message Id: 983547


 Feeding

Ok, thanks for the relplies. I didnít think about them not being able to find food. I know with all my current pets I was told the bigger the better. Itís a 20L but I also have an empty 10 gallon.



09/15/06  08:28am

 #984307


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  Message To: Qpmomma   In reference to Message Id: 983983


 Feeding

Go with the 10 gallon, that will easily house 2-3 P. imperators.



09/15/06  04:09pm


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