Molt during shipping !!!

puck4u

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I have tried searching, but I guess my "search" skills are not the best. I recieved my VERY FIRST T order in the mail today. I was so excited...like a kid waiting for Christmas. Everything was packed awesome, however, when I open my B. vagans it had molted during shipping. The poor creature's legs were twisted and stuck in the molt. Thank god it was moist and I was able to help him out, but now his legs are stuck in the EXACT same position as when unwrapped. I have placed him in a ICU with some water for now....anything else I can do do help? At least he was still alive and pretty healthy looking, for the most part:?
 

captmarga

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I have tried searching, but I guess my "search" skills are not the best. I recieved my VERY FIRST T order in the mail today. I was so excited...like a kid waiting for Christmas. Everything was packed awesome, however, when I open my B. vagans it had molted during shipping. The poor creature's legs were twisted and stuck in the molt. Thank god it was moist and I was able to help him out, but now his legs are stuck in the EXACT same position as when unwrapped. I have placed him in a ICU with some water for now....anything else I can do do help? At least he was still alive and pretty healthy looking, for the most part:?
Well, I hope your guy makes it. If it stretched out at all and can control the legs, it may make it. My poor P irminia started molt in transit, and died. I'm still waiting for the replacement, but the seller has the flu and hasn't packed Ts yet.

Good luck!

Marga
 

micheldied

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My LP molted in it's shipping container and got its legs twisted up as well.
I kept it normally and fed it cricket legs, no live.
That was at only a quarter of an inch... It's hitting 4 inches now, and doesn't show a sign of crooked legs.
 

puck4u

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I tried to tak some pics, but all I had was my camera on my phone.... they were to blury due to the poor lighting:wall: I will check on him tomorrow and try to get some pics if it's possible.
 

puck4u

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R.i.p

Didn't make it:mad:

opened it to check on him today, and to try and snap some pics but he had passed. On the plus side (if there is one), I now know what the smelly smell of a dead T is:barf:
 

AgentD006las

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Oh im sorry to hear he didnt make it. You may want to let the seller know it didnt make it because it molted in transit. He might give you a replacement one on your next order. What size was this T? Personaly i would try to keep from shipping Ts in pre molt. But it happends. Better luck with your next little one.
 

KoriTamashii

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Oh im sorry to hear he didnt make it. You may want to let the seller know it didnt make it because it molted in transit. He might give you a replacement one on your next order. What size was this T? Personaly i would try to keep from shipping Ts in pre molt. But it happends. Better luck with your next little one.
+1 on this... you couldn't have known the T would molt in transit. The seller should replace your order.
 

Big_nito

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hello people. I didnt know the T was on a pre-molt. In all honesty, if I know that T would molt, I wont send it. The T didnt look fat and it was still eating 2 days before I send it. Ill definitely change the T as promised. It was an unfortunate incident and it was beyond my control. However, since it has a LAG as it was shipped express, its my obligation to ship a replacement asap. :D;):D
 

AgentD006las

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Glad to hear about the replacment! Ts dont have to be fat to molt. If you look close you can tell by the darkening of the abdomen. Its a good indicator when its sluggish. Most all my slings kinda lay on there side or lean against the glass when in pre molt. Better luck next time when shipping. :)
 

Versi*JP*Color

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Didn't make it:mad:

opened it to check on him today, and to try and snap some pics but he had passed. On the plus side (if there is one), I now know what the smelly smell of a dead T is:barf:
Aahh that sucks:8o
But a replacement is on the way:eek:
 

Big_nito

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Glad to hear about the replacment! Ts dont have to be fat to molt. If you look close you can tell by the darkening of the abdomen. Its a good indicator when its sluggish. Most all my slings kinda lay on there side or lean against the glass when in pre molt. Better luck next time when shipping. :)
That's the reason why I never expect it to be in pre-molt coz it was so active and there was no darkening on its abdomen. But sometimes Ts just molt with less indication especially when they are slings/juvies...
 

puck4u

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Big Nito

I am no way blaming the seller.... BIg NIto is awesome!!! He had no hesitation in any way replacing the little one. I have nothing but positive to say about him and his way of doing buisness. when I order again, it will be from him for sure....my intent for this thread was simply to get advice beyond what I tried to do for the poor critter. There is NO BLAME to be placed on anyone....it just happens sometimes. :embarrassed:
 
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