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how can i tell if a scorpion is dead?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by megapwnage, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. megapwnage

    megapwnage Arachnopeon

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    my little brother has a scorpion and it may be dead idk if its hibernating im used to tarantulas please help me. :( link me to pics. or just tell me
     
  2. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    In my expierence the tail will be flat along the ground/substrate.
     
  3. Mess with it with some tweezers or something?

    My scorp was laying COMPLETELY flat when it died.
     
  4. megapwnage

    megapwnage Arachnopeon

    its dead but thanks for helping me :)
     
  5. saxman146

    saxman146 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Many scorps will not move at all during the molting process and look like they are dead. Their tail will lay down flat. Unless you are 100% sure, I would leave him alone for the night. If he is....sorry.
     
  6. WelshTan

    WelshTan Arachnoprince

    If it does NOT smell like it's dead, if there is no foul odour in the enclosure yet then DONT move it. ONLY dispose of it if it starts to smell dead.
     
  7. Vvvhdsjdgk

    Vvvhdsjdgk Arachnopeon

    Hi i cant tell if my scorpion is dead or molting its been like this for 15 hrs but it doesnt smell like its dead pls help
     

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  8. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

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    it looks dead to me unfortunitly