A. juruenicola s'ling dying!

edie

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i just went to check on my s'lings, the A. juruenicola wasn't moving much so i took it out, it has white fuzz attached to its belly, i don't know whats going on with it.

i just took it out and put it in a new container with new soil and away from my other ts, i don't know what else to do, anyone else ever had this problem?
 

Taceas

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White fuzz sounds like mold/fungus. =(

Is it alive that you can tell, if not, I'd say its already dead and is decomposing.

Other than that I'm sorry I can't help anymore.
 

Alice

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if it is still alive, there is hope - though with slings, it's difficult to get them to survive mold/fungus. that's what the white fuzz sound like, but be sure it is mold (a pic would help) before you treat it.

now you need to act quickly. if you have pharma-alcohol (70%) at hand, put some on a q-tip and use it to get the obvious signs of mold off. be carefult not to put the stuff in the sling's book lungs.

then you go to a drugstore and buy an anti-fungal creme for human skin, there are some you will get without a receipe. there is no guarsntee that this will work for your sling, but it worked fine for a juvie and subadult i rescued that were infested with a fungus.

just put the cream on (spread very thin, and again, mind the book lungs) twice a day for a week. by then you should know if it will survive. the problem about a fungus is - you only see its surface, the worst is buried in the sling.

wish you luck!
 

edie

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thanks for the help. i think it was a fungus too, and the s'ling was alive last night when i found it, it moved its legs a lot.
i woke up this morning and it was dead
it was really small, maybe 1/4th inch so it would have been hard to do anything for it
now i'll know what to do if it happens again though
 

Mina

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I'm so sorry!!!! It is hard enough to treat T's that are ill or injured when they are adults, much less when they are that tiny. Please accept my sympathies for your loss.
 
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