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Assistance with molting

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by FrankiePinchinatti, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. FrankiePinchinatti

    FrankiePinchinatti Arachnosquire Active Member

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    So somehow this is the first time I've ever witnessed a scorpion in the act of molting and it looks pretty brutal. The rational part of my brain is telling me to just let her be, however it really does look like her claw is completely twisted around and I should try and untwist it. Is this something that she will fix on her own once she gets completely free?
     

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  2. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire

    Just saw this, how's she doing? I would leave it and make sure it can get to its water for a drink when it recovers.
     
  3. FrankiePinchinatti

    FrankiePinchinatti Arachnosquire Active Member

    She seems good. I ended up just pulling her backwards slightly (since she kept moving forwards to crawl out and her claws were almost under her by that point) and her claws turned the right direction. Took a few more hours to finish up but she's been laying in the same general area for the last ~30 hours. I guess the recovery period is longer the older/bigger they get since their legs need to be good and hardened to support all that weight.
     
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