molting problem

fartkowski

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my n chromatus just molted but still has the old skin stuck on the abdomin
she turned over and was walking around with the old skin dragging behind her
i don't have any paintbrushes, could i use q tips?
any other ideas?
when the dragging part comes off would she be ok with the piece still stuck on her or is it a must that it comes off?
i don't want to bother her too much because she just finished
oh yeh she is about 4"
 

tmanjim

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Try a q-tip but be very careful. It may come off but it sounds like there may be a wound. be ready with some liquid bandage.
 

fartkowski

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ok the q tip worked
i'm pretty sure i got it all off
how can i tell if there is a wound?
i don't see any leaking, so is this a good sign?
it came off really easy and she stood still , that made it a little easier
 
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