- May 22, 2016
I got a drop on its mouth and it was gone 20 minutes later, so I gave it another. No movement yet though, but still no full death curl. Yesterday, it was moving around fine. I gave it a mini meal worm. It didn't touch it. I don't think it was molting. It molted not too long ago and I did not find it on its back.It's not drinking any water from the paper towel upside down. I'd either flip it over, or try to get a drop of water in its mouth parts.
What happened leading up to this? And are you sure it's not a molt?
Its abdomen doesn't look bad. Its not really easy to tell though because its only about 1/3 inch. Looking back at my records, this guy last molted on the 12/4/16. It may have been due for a molt, but it wasn't looking too dark yet. I don't know.Did the abdomen look shriveled before you flipped it? Looks OK from the bottom, but I'm wondering if this is a case of dehydration or something else entirely.
I agree with you. That is a long time. It was kept at about 76 degrees. It doesn't look like a failed molt, unless it couldn't even get started.A 1/3 inch sling that hasn't molted in well over 3 months, eh? Even with variable feeding or temps, that seems way overdue for a molt for a sling that small (unless it was Euathlus or some other really really slow grower.)
If it's on its back, does it still need to be dark? Its eyes are facing down, in the ground, so it can't really see the light.It could still be trying to molt, I suppose. If so, the best thing is probably to leave it alone in a dark place. Problem is, we don't know for sure if that's the problem or not. Anyone else with more experience have some other ideas?