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Well that's not ideal. Stuck molt.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by ShyDragoness, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Got up today to discover my absolute favourite T, my Neoholothele incei Gold sling, stuck molting upright.
    Gave it 30 minutes, no progress.. No biggie right?
    An hour later, no progress, flipped her on her back to give her a hand...
    3 hours later.. No progress, decided its time to step in.
    Very carefully freed the abdomen and underside of the carapase using tweezers and wet cotton balls.
    Gave her another 30 minutes to see if she'd progress at all, nothing. God dammit.
    Very insanely horrifically carefully teased out her sucking stomach--successfully! Hopefully she will survive to the next molt- I've done everything I can and I left a droplet of water and mashed up mealworms on her mouth parts to help her regain some energy.
    BTW, the whole time I could see her tiny little her beating if I flipped her back over but she mostly didn't move.
    I think she's gunna make it. She's feisty.
    Any tips would be very appreciated.
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  2. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Hopefully she pulls through for you!
     
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  3. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Update--she drank all the bug goo, I'll give her a little more tomorrow or the day after
     
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  4. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Update--still alive this morning(I think), gave her a tiny dot of water which vanished relatively quickly.
     
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  5. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Well that’s definitely a good sign. Here’s to a speedy recovery.
     
  6. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Its very distressing that she's not even moving at all, I know that's probably normal I'm just so scared shes passed away, I keep taking 10 minute time-lapses on my phone hoping to see something, anything.
     
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  7. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Day 3.. Not decaying or death curling yet which is a good sign, thought I saw some leg twitches but that could've been a trick of the mind, leaving some mealworm goo on her mouth parts for about an hour before removing it to make sure it doesn't attract anything.
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  8. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Tuesday update.. Not decaying or molding from what I can see... One of the legs appears to be fused to the abdomen.. Losing hope tbh
     
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  9. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Hey, the least you can do is try, right? You've been doing great so far. Still no movement I'm assuming?
     
  10. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    None whatsoever, absomen is looking somewhat deformed aswell.
     
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  11. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Well not a great update today, one of the legs appear to have curled inwards similar to a death curl and there seems to be small white dots forming around the mouth which are most likely mold.
    I'll leave them be for now though
     
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  12. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Lil guy confirmed dead yesterday
     
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  14. Vanisher

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