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my scorpion is not moving

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by yokkohmorata, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. yokkohmorata

    yokkohmorata Arachnosquire

    my scorpion is not moving..5mins ago..its tail is laid back..whats wrong with that?any idea?
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  2. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

    tail is laying down flat behind it on the ground? If it stays that way for a couple of days, it may be dead. But I wouldn't rule out pre-moult without more info. Is this a possibility? anyone else?

  3. Vidaro

    Vidaro Arachnobaron Old Timer

    if u think its dead it probably is...premolt doesnt stop the scorp from reacting + if it was going for a molt it would have mooved by now.Im preety sure u tried to get a reaction from it by touching it or blowing on it, if nothing happend, im sorry...
  4. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

    I don't know about that vidaro. One of the first scorpions I had, I made that mistake, it wouldn't move for nothing. It was still alive though, and molted later that night. I am glad I didn't spear it as I was ready to.
  5. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    scorpions in very heavy premoult may not respond to external stimuli.. in the few hours just before a moult begins, they usually lay completely still, you can prod them and they won't move.

    but if it is not in premoult (and maybe even if it is..) it doesn't sound too good.
  6. Memento

    Memento Arachnosquire

    My rule of thumb: If it doesn't stink, it's not dead.

    Wait a couple of days. If it starts to smell bad, then it's dead.
  7. yokkohmorata

    yokkohmorata Arachnosquire

    how many days?
  8. yokkohmorata

    yokkohmorata Arachnosquire


    its laid back and not moving..
  9. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Until it starts to stink.
  10. too fuzzy. just let it be 48-72 hours pretend it doesn't exist. If it starts to smell bad, is covered in grain mites, or looks squishy remove it. It sound mean but let nature run it's course if it's molting you can kill it messing with it. If it's dead there's nothing you can do. It happens it sounds mean but it happens.
  11. yokkohmorata

    yokkohmorata Arachnosquire

    what its smells like?
  12. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

  13. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    To be more specific, it will smell like a dead animal.
  14. Funk. nasty. gross. barf. all good ways to describe it.
  15. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Not barf, barf has this sourness to it.
  16. Kathy

    Kathy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Oh, I hope he is okay, but I think the odds are not so good. :(
  17. not smells like barf the action.
  18. KyuZo

    KyuZo Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I am sorry, but from what you describe doesn't sound very good. it's done.

    one of mine is in the process of molting right now and it moved around earlier.
  19. can you get a better pic? it looks dead if its still not moving
    is that h.longimanus? slings of this kind moves a lot
  20. racer 6

    racer 6 Arachnosquire

    come to think of it, that DOES look like a h. longimanus..

    mine froze a bit before molting, as it's doing right now.. its tail was down, yes, but it falls down one side of the body (not towards the rear, very much unlike yours) plus it never touched the ground..AND it responds to stimulus, runs away from movement of any sort.

    give it as much time, well, as much time as it needs to stink like a dead mouse. then you can maybe use it as fertilizer for your mom's flower box. kidding. :D

    good luck though.
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