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Comments: Scorpion food


In the evening we walked to the house of Esme's mother. Nearby is a small river with an extremely bad smell. But the plants growing near the water are an excellent place to catch grasshoppers, or even crickets.

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i have a scorpean and he is about the size of a quarter and i was wondering would he eet big or little crickets/and or grasshoppers?

Posted by moochers at 17:00 GMT on 31 July 2005

I use crickets and grasshoppers about the same size as the scorpion body or smaller.

Posted by John Bokma at 02:35 GMT on 1 August 2005

I have a little scorpion that is about the size of a dime what should I feed it.

Posted by Jonathan at 02:57 GMT on 17 August 2005

Hi Jonathan,

Small crickets (pinheads) should be fine.

Posted by John Bokma at 03:05 GMT on 17 August 2005

what should i feed my scorpion besides crikets and grass hoppers.

Posted by jaden at 23:05 GMT on 23 March 2006

jaden - I feed them a cockroach (Periplaneta Americana to adult scorpions, smaller species to smaller scorpions) now and then. Recently I fed to a Centruroides flavopictus a "Super Worm" (Zophobas Morio), which it ate without any problems.

Posted by John Bokma at 04:11 GMT on 1 April 2006

Scorpions are cool! <3

Posted by Tiffany Lynne at 16:55 GMT on 4 April 2006

Can you feed a scorpion maggots?

Posted by boston at 23:23 GMT on 5 July 2006

what can i feed my dime sized scorpion

Posted by david at 21:29 GMT on 2 October 2006

David - small crickets, pinheads (baby crickets), and termites should work. Also baby-superworms. I am currenly breeding my own superworms, and some young scorpions I have eat those.

Posted by John Bokma at 01:04 GMT on 4 October 2006

I have a very small scorpion and I dont now what to feed it exept grasshopper and crickits

Posted by yasir at 14:41 GMT on 8 October 2006

yasir, see my reply to David, just above yours.

Posted by John Bokma at 19:43 GMT on 12 October 2006

i recently bought a scorpion and im wondering if it drinks water or not im currently feeding it crickets and small roaches can anyone help

Posted by has at 21:14 GMT on 23 January 2007

@has - my scorpions either drink from a bottle cap with some water, or drink moisture from stones after I have misted the terrarium. What works for your scorpion best depends on the species. I mist desert species (Vaejovids) and provide a bottle cap to the Centruroides species and Diplocentrus species I keep.

Scorpion caught on the roof has a photo of an adult male Centruroides flavopictus ("Tina") drinking from a bottle cap. A house gecko, and a scorpion drinking shows a Diplocentrus species drinking from a larger plastic cup.

Posted by John Bokma at 22:19 GMT on 31 January 2007

should i keep a wild one i caught

Posted by merrick at 19:06 GMT on 18 February 2007

@merrick - if you are sure that you can take care of it, there are no local laws against collecting scorpions in the wild, and the scorpion is not medical significant, sure.

Make sure that the scorpion can't escape and harm other people in the place where you live.

Posted by John Bokma at 23:55 GMT on 5 March 2007

I don't no what to do with my dead scorpion I mean its been dead for 4 weeks now but my mom wont let me throw it out.

Posted by bobalon at 18:28 GMT on 12 March 2007

You can preserve scorpions in 70% alcohol or you might give clear casting resin a try. I want to check out the latter later this year.

Posted by John Bokma at 04:54 GMT on 29 March 2007

i found a georgia baby scorpion in my school binder please help. i have no clue what to feed it. i saved it from the mean boys at school. they wanted to kill it. and what should i put it in with sand? or rocks and grass? i have no clue!

Posted by rima at 20:14 GMT on 11 April 2007

@rima - crickets are often fine. According to Scorpions of The USA Checklists by State it might either be Centruroides hentzi or Vaejovis carolinianus. I am not familiar with either species but Centruroides species have a tiny "stinger" next to the actual stinger. This makes the tail end look a bit like a can opener, see Centruroides hentzi photo.

As for how to keep it, I have no idea. If you know which species it is you might want to use Google for finding more information.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:38 GMT on 14 April 2007

there are many things to do with scorpions, you need to be really careful.

1 make sure you don't leave it forever and think it will live, it cant catch food for itself in a cage.

2 make sure you get the right food, search around and you will probably find something there or you can go to a pet shop and ask them.

3 make sure you give it plenty of food and water, to give it water you need to get a bottle cover and put it in the dirt just high enough to let it be able to get a drink.


Posted by cody at 21:35 GMT on 17 April 2007

my scorpion recently just gave birth, and is there any special food i should give it or what should i give the baby scorpions?

Posted by Brandon at 13:06 GMT on 19 April 2007

thank you very much. i appreciate it.

Posted by rima at 01:47 GMT on 20 April 2007

@Brandon - you could feed the mother a pre killed cricket. The baby scorpions will start to leave the mother after some time. If they don't climb back on her you might want to put each in a container. You can feed them baby crickets (pinheads).

Good luck.

Posted by John Bokma at 20:53 GMT on 23 April 2007

what can't a scorpion climb??

Posted by Jamal at 22:12 GMT on 9 June 2007

Are scorpions born without tails? I found a small creature about the size of maybe a sugar ant, really teeny tiny. it has no tail, 8 legs and two pincher arms. it moves a lot like a scorpion and I know we have some here. otherwise maybe it is a type of tick without jumping powers. ??

Posted by rawskindoll at 23:37 GMT on 9 June 2007

@Jamal - scorpions can't climb very smooth surfaces like glass for example. Small scorpions can climb the silicon of glass fish tanks though. Also, if the glass is just a little dirty, small scorpions might be able to walk on it.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:44 GMT on 10 June 2007

@rawskindoll - based on your description I am very sure you have found a pseudoscorpion also known as a false scorpion or book scorpion. It belongs, like scorpions, to the class of Arachnida.

Instead of stinging their prey like scorpions, they use the venom in their claws.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:44 GMT on 10 June 2007

does scorpion eat flies?

Posted by kp at 04:48 GMT on 16 January 2010

@kp: one of my scorpions once at a moth, so it wouldn't amaze me if a scorpion would eat a fly if it could catch one.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:50 GMT on 28 January 2010

m Scorpion......and m so happy in my Life.

Posted by Yasir Butt at 08:50 GMT on 20 April 2011

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