- Jan 31, 2021
I've had my vinegaroon, Lily, since Jan 2021. The first time she hibernated she was gone from Feb 2021- July 2021. She decided to bury herself again around mid-October 2021 and is still buried. During that time, the substrate dried out quite a bit (about a month or 2) before I rehydrated it by dumping water down all 4 corners of the tank. I understand I should trust she knows what she's doing, but at what point should I dig her up to confirm her passing? I had springtails in the tank that managed to survive the drought, but it's possible they survived by eating her dead body. The sub is about 5 inches deep and its a 10 gallon tank.