I mostly concerned about that whitish looking spot. I've never seen that before. It looks like it was oozing and dried or somethingThe crustiness is just a mix of urticating hairs that have been kicked but have just landed in between other setae and have built up with what looks like dirt or something.
She would never let me touch her with qtip lol she does notIt's definatly not poop. I changed the dirt because it was old.
well it's been a year, so I changed it. that white spot is like dried fluid of some kind. It won't come off. It's stuck on.Have you taken a q-tip to it yet?
You shouldnt need to change the substrate because it gets old. You just remove any leftovers and spot clean the poop. Once your T is in a forever enclosure it shouldnt need changed unless there is mould or mites etc
It's been a year since I changed it.I've only ever changed substrate once (well, not changed - but sifted through when I was newbie 'cuz I thought I lost a mealworm). Ts are generally such easy pets to keep -- don't make it more difficult than needed!
Good luck with your T.
Well, right now I just want your T to be healthy and safe.
The reason for mentioning substrate not needing changing is because when you change it -- even if you put everything back exactly as it was before -- it is like a new foreign environment for your T. That can be an unnecessary stress on your T plus it wastes your time too. If you did have a particularly poopy area -- you could spot clean it.
dont the temp need to be around 75? My house is colder than that. Around 65 most of the time. No she doesn't climb. And the stones are for the suicidal crickets.Don't use undertank heaters/heatrocks, no hard items, no dish near edge (for risk of wall falls onto such objects) and stones not needed in dish....
Could your T have fallen recently?