Yeah.. Let it harden up before you try using the q-tip.. If it just molted & try it.. You could cause the T more harm with its exo still being soft.. So just keep an eye on it.. Once it hardens up.. Try the wet q-tip.. If that does not work.. Grab your tongs & try to get the T to drop it.. If the T. drops its leg it wont bleed much..Yeah, its one of those slings, do I need to wait till it hardens up to do the q-tip trick?