yes finally

jimip

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so i woke up today to find my p. mirinus on its back. i hope its not dead. which it really looks.
 

codykrr

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It is most likely molting. dont disturb it.....
 

jimip

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i know. i usualy dont catch them this early... and i have to work. he hasnt even popped his carapace
 

webbedone

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watching a molt is like watching an 8 hour movie and having to go to the bathroom takes forever but its the most awsome thing you've seen
 

jimip

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still hasnt popped his carapace....he looks so dead... but my roomates said he was working his legs a bit. im going to bump the humidity. see if that helps
 

DJEggy

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Good idea, I always do the same thing when my T's are about to molt, just to give them the best chance at getting out cleanly. :)
 

jimip

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i used my exo terra fogger. jsut open the top lightly let the fog mist the container. then close it up and put in a dark spot.. ill check him in a while. right now its feeding time at the zoo.
 

bioshock

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If its on its back it not dead unless its got a death curl going for it.. Its in the process of molting which is exciting but could leave you waiting impatiently. Don't disturb it in any way.
 

jimip

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its not.... but i gess its not dead till it stinks....
this kinda sucks....:(
 

bobusboy

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Leave it alone it knows what it is doing.

just leave it be you do not need to do anything unless it gets stuck or something. Which you wont be able to tell until the 36-48hour mark IMO

There will be long periods where it will not be moving so don't worry if you see a whole lot of nothing.

Don't move it
Don't poke it
Don't water it
Don't spray it.

Just leave it alone.
 

Leviticus

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I wouldn't worry, I have not ever found a tarantula dead on its back before. Just let it be and check back in a day or so.
 

jimip

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i know i just am overly protective of all my pets... and friends.... and family.... its jsut who i am
 

jbm150

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So....I take it it molted? Everything work out fine?
 

jimip

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no i havent been home much. lately but when i left it at 3 it was still on its back
 

jimip

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so its been 2 days now and i must admit im a little discouraged. its still there motionless. did it get stuck? or maybe rolled over in its death curl?
 
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