H. Gigas sling stuck in molt

Saksida2000

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So my gigas sling, big around 0.5 inch, started to molt last afternoon.... But today when I woke up, he was stuck... Got only his fangs out and that is it... Whole legs still inside. He has gone from white to dark already... Is it even possible to save him or should I just euthanize? Thanks for your help....

Forgot to add, i'm at work untik 4pm so that would make it almost 24hr since the beginning of the molt.
 

Saksida2000

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Update... The sling did not make it. Came home and tried to get it out... It was giving away last signs of life... Once i started to try to slowly get him out, he was gone... I put him in the freezer to be sure.
Upon closer inspection I noticed that it had poop on it's anus... And the abdomen was abnormally large for post molt (it was plump like in premolt). So i'm suspecting impaction had something to do with it.... Still hit me pretty hard.... First spider to die before my eyes.
 
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