C. Sanderi in bad shape

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Arachnobaron
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I've had this big girlie for a while. Adult female, nice and plump, healthy, hydrated. She is now on day 4 of being on her back. She is not dead but she's definately dying. The molt is not happening but she's fighting. Think there's anything I can do?
 

Anubis77

Arachnoknight
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Old age possibly. Not much you can do when they get stuck in a molt in that case. I had an imported Ephebopus murinus die in the same way. Tried to cut her out, but it was far too late.
 

jeryst

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Maybe increase humidity by misting enclosure?

I've read that higher humidity is essential to molting. Dont know how accurate that is, but its worth a try if you have nothing to lose.
 
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