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New pet scorpions

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by SpellKaster4, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. SpellKaster4

    SpellKaster4 Active Member

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    Hey guys, long time no see!

    I haven't posted in forever but I've found myself with some new friends and could use some advice. Side note, my LP Peter is doing great and getting bigger all the time. His leg span is a little over 2.5 inches now I think. Anyway! I just got myself a pair of Asian forest scorpions. This is a first for me so I've been diving into all the research to take proper care of the little dudes. I've gotten their housing down since it's pretty easy all in all but the thing I could use some help on is feeding. Everywhere I look it mostly says to feed them either crickets or superworms/mealworms. So question one, and this might be a dumb one, are dubia okay for scorpions as well? I would assume so but being a first time scorp dad I figured I'd double check. Question two is what are everyone's thoughts on feeding frequency? I've read several times a week to once a week. I was thinking I would just offer food and see what my dudes were feeling but again, figured I'd ask. My last question is gauging food size. I know the rule of thumb for T's but what about scorpions? I know that size can affect all of this, one of my scorpions is roughly 3 inches from face to base of tail. The other is around 2ish inches face to base of tail.
    Sorry for being long winded but I had to vomit out a lot of thoughts while I was thinking them lol. Thanks in advance for any info you guys can lend!
  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes, Dubais are ok for scorps
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    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    My little Asian forest scorpion seems to eat once a week. If it doesn't seem to take live prey, try find smaller prey items. Or, prekill it, and drop it in the enclosure. Scorpions sometimes scavenge on dead insects too. At least mine has. Best of luck in your scorpion raising.
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    Colonies are fun to start and make feeding super easy! Dubia don't tend to smell or make any noises, perfect little colony to have.
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    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    I like dubias, but in my expierence, they can "play dead" sometimes and my tarantulas sometimes have a difficult time finding them. I've used them to feed my leopard gecko and she loves them. Do agree with you @loganloves that they don't stink and don't make noise.
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    @Dave Jay I'm sure will give you excellent advice on keeping scorpions:)
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  7. SpellKaster4

    SpellKaster4 Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies! My LP seems to really love dubias so I've had good luck keeping them on hand. These scorpions seem like they're going to be a lot of fun. I used to be really freaked out by them but watching them chill in their enclosure has made me come around.
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    Avicularia Kael Well-Known Member

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    My dune scorpion hasn't eaten for a month hahaha! I'm guessing it is in premolt as it is fairly fat. As for asian forest scorpions, they probably eat more often as they are larger and live in an area that has more food available.