molting problem? Emperor baby

Linda Landsman

Arachnoknight
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Hi all! My baby emperor has been molting since yesterday at about 1:00. I doesn't seem to have gotten very far in the process. I am a little concerned. Could it be stuck? What should I do? Up the humidity? Temps? Thanks in advance!!!!!:)
 

Thaedion

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the temps and humidity should be high (at 88°F/31°C, to 92°F/33°C) the humidity should be at least 90%'s for babies. I'm assuming that they have left the mom, if so you can separate them out to individual cups and regulate the temps & humidity better.

I have a baby emp, 2nd instar (I2), that had a moult problem, the tail from seg. 1 never dropped the exuvium, and it's all shriveled from there back, (my wife named it Nemo) I separated it out into a cup of its own and raised the temps and humidity hoping at next molt (if it lives that long) it will go better.

<edit> streamlined temps, additions
 
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