When will my amblypygi drop its dead egg sac?

Pepper

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I have two damon diadema. Both are female, and one is a replacement for a male that died soon after shipping (Lllreptiles, and 2 years ago). One of them has laid an egg sac, but they are all black, which i assume means unviable. Plus they havent been around a male for a long time.
I first noticed this about a month ago, and by now its peeling off at the front end. Should I Do Anything?
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ThemantismanofPA

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yeah, black is usually not a good sign. She will shed them in time, its just a waiting game. Whever you do, don't try to tear it off yourself
 

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I don't think it would be wise to try and remove it, as you may do more harm than good. It should just fall off when the time is right. At the same time, I think I remember hearing about egg sacs posing a problem for molting females.
@BobBarley, @aphono, @wizentrop, @Banshee05 (#amblypygidsquad), thoughts?

Thanks,

Arthroverts
 

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Do not take it off of the female, she should drop it herself. The only time you might even consider doing so would probably be if she has about to molt and it is still attached. I've never had that happen though.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. How unique is this situation, producing unfertilized eggs? How long does it normally take for damon medius to drop a sac?
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. How unique is this situation, producing unfertilized eggs? How long does it normally take for damon medius to drop a sac?
Producing unfertilized eggs is not common but not unusual. The time it takes for them to drop a sac varies.
 
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