Advertisement Just wanted to share a little tip i have been using with great success to help me unravel molts in less time and with greater success. #1. My main trick is the use of alcohol. I know most people use slightly soapy water (which to behonest i have never tried). I have found that a little spray of alcohol (isopropyl) will thouroughly wet the molt almost instantly vs water which is initially repelled and takes a hit of time. Unfortunately straight alcohol seems to deteriorate the molt slightly more than water and dries out a lot faster than water as well. My solution to that is that i will slightly spray the molt with water,(basically leaving just a puddle underneath the molt) then i will spray with IPA, and then i will respray (almost a rinse) with water. In short the alcohol absorbs instantly and because alcohol and water mix readily, once the molt is wetted with alcohol, it can be flushed with water for all the benefits which water provides. Perhapse a person with more patience than me would not need atrick like this, but i believe most my issues unraveling molts in the 1-2” range is simply from them not being thoroughly wetted (presumably from me not waiting long enough) and this method reduces wait time to just a few seconds. #2. My second suggestion is not to use anything sharp. i use the small head of a pin (dressmaker pin i think?) NOT the pointy end. Personally i am unable to feel that i am poking through or tearing the exuvia when i use the sharp end. #3. if a molt it twisted and you cant find where to start unraveling, Sometimes, you can take your spray bottle (water) and aimed from front to back right where the abdomen connects, shoot a little water and it will sometimes ‘inflate’ the abdomen and help with a lot of the untwisting. Side note: I do everything on a glass table. I imagine would would jot be appreciative of routinely being sprayed with alcohol. So protect whatever furniture you use. LOL Hope this helps somebody, i am interested to hear if anybody else uses the alcohol trick or if you don’t but decide to try it, was it better or worse than what you usually do?