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C. gracilis question

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Stella Maris, May 16, 2018.

  1. Stella Maris

    Stella Maris Arachnoknight

    I have 3 C. gracilis scorpions living together, and I noticed tail on one of them is not "normal." Whereas the other 2 have their tails tall and erect, I noticed that the one abnormal one dragging on one side all the time.

    When he has tried extending his tail to sting live crickets, he can't and he ends up stepping on his tail or just drags to the side. He has been eating okay despite the fact that he isn't as fat as his other 2 roommates.

    I'm wondering if this is the result of a bad molt? And if it could pose an issue in (a) future molt(s)?

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  2. snarf

    snarf Arachnopeon

    The base of his tail looks almost rotten for the lack of a better word but i would think a molt may help
  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah there's definitely something wrong with the tail. I don't think it's an adult, but if it is it won't molt again. Otherwise a molt should help it recover.