Death for poor Clutch?

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Arachnobaron
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Hey guys, just a quick question. My emp isn't looking too hot. He doesn't seem to have much strength lately. He just mopes around; for the longest time he was hanging out in and beside the water dish. Now he just lays around anywhere. When I pick him up he doesn't even have the strength to lift his tail...just drags it around behind him. He will take a cricket and try to eat...but just ends up letting it droop like an old man with Altheizmers (sp?). I don't think it is a climate-based reaction because I have a larger emp that is about twice his size that is just fine and quite active. Could they have had a tuff that ended up in little guy getting sporked? I didn't think emps were too into that, they have been fine as I have had them almost a year. Any suggestions? Any questions that I could answer that might bring a little more pin-point conclusion? Thanks.

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Marcus
 

Code Monkey

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One possibility is it may just be old and dying. Most of them in the pet trade are WC adults nearing their life's end. When I had emps that's how they went after a couple of years. Just kind of wound down and stopped one day.
 

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Arachnobaron
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That's what I was thinking; that is how my hottentotta just died, but I expected that. This little bugger is only about 3.5". I know emps get to be around 5-7". ::shrug:: dunno. But I agree, its clock does just seem to be winding down.

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marcus
 

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Arachnobaron
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Also, I don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but he also had venom just dripping from his telson as well. Though I only noticed this happen at a single point in time, it hasn't happened continually; at least not in my observation.

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Ephesians
 

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Arachnobaron
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Well, it happened. Poor Clutch died earlier. :confused: :mad: :8o This sucks, man. I don't know if I did anything wrong or if she just up and died. The other Emp is chillin and healthy. Blah. @#)$(%$)@#*$

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Kaissos5

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Sorry man, from the sound of it, it seemed like just her time, although i know how you feel, just lost a young L. Parahybana and kept thinking of what i did wrong. You just need to let go of the feeling that you hurt her.

Sorry for your loss
David
 
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