molt gone bad?!

Galapoheros

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This Emp's exo split before it could crawl out. Don't they need the old exo to use to crawl out of? It seems like they would need to use it ...the same way an earthworm crawls through it's hole, something to hold their body against. Anyway, this situation looked like bad news to me and I didn't see any progress so I picked it up and slowly pulled the old stuff off. It's OK.
 

Mr. Mordax

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I'm glad it's ok! I don't see how it could get the old legs and 'palps off in that picture.

Do you have pics after the chaos subsided?
 

Galapoheros

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Yeah, I pulled the old stuff off real slow. I put a drop of water where the old stuff was slipping off in case it had gotten too dry. I mostly held on only with a little tension and let it pull on it's own.



Here it is a day after that happened

 

Mr. Mordax

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Wow! It looks flat-out dead in the first picture, but just fine in the second.

Nice EMT work there. :clap:
 

Galapoheros

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It was pretty pitiful looking. Glad it made it. This is a CB. I've had it since it was a baby. I think it's around 28 months old now.
 
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