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PostSubject: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/11/2013, 3:50 pm

hi guys,

i was doing their weekly misting when i caught one molting into 3i! i hope it's alright and just started recently. the humidity from the spray should help it out. so far four of them had no problem molting into 3i.

also pictured is #1, my biggest bicolor.

please note that the substrate is not extremely damp. it was just a quick spray. i mainly concentrate it on the edge and it makes a light mist over a larger radius.

2i->3i


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pictures aren't the greatest. i'm using a galaxy s2 8mp. they are decent.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/11/2013, 4:31 pm

Nice congrats. Keep us posted on the next molts.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/11/2013, 4:37 pm

will do and thanks! it should be about a month until i see a 4i in the group Very Happy

you might have saved that molting one by telling me about your loss and misting. i'm not all that worried considering i had a few molt perfectly already. just concerned as to how long its been in the molting process. it should be fine, probably just caught it in the middle.

that metal thing i use to lift up hides is a tattoo needle bar with the needles melted off. they work extremely well for checking on them and moving feeders towards the scorpion Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/11/2013, 6:37 pm

i think he may have died... he's in the same position as when i took the photo and is unresponsive to the touch Sad

edit: his tail moved a little when i nudged him. going to up the temps a little. hopefully he makes it...
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 9:49 am

Good luck. Molting takes a lot out of them, not your fault sometimes the conditions is right and the scorp decided to molt without having the necesarry energy to do so.,
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 12:13 pm

he's still like that!! Sad

is there anything i can do? he still seems to move a tiny bit when i nudge him. his tail and legs and still inside his old exo. i bumped up the heat and humidity thinking it would help him out but it didn't Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 12:41 pm

he still in the exo? he might need some help out. Try a little olive oil and qtip
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 12:44 pm

thank you!! i happen to have both of those. i will try it.

where should i place it?

and yes, he's still in the exo. i'm not totally sure if he's alive but the tail seemed to react a little, so i haven't lost hope yet!!
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 1:25 pm

Just apply a few drops on the qtip and spread it where the exo is stuck. Give it an hour or so and if its still in there try to remove it yourself. I had to do this to my H.judaicus and it fine and well. As a amatter of fact olive oil has been my most helpful tool with scorpions. It got my G.ankarana out of a tape a while ago too.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 1:36 pm

okay, i did it! i noticed a very good sign when i just looked at him, he wiggled when i picked the container up! Very Happy

olive oil is on him and now i wait. i'm pretty confident that he will make it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 1:46 pm

Good luck Brandon. Don't call me a life saver yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 6:15 pm

he died Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 6:50 pm

Sorry dude.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 6:51 pm

it's all good.
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 7:10 pm

on the bright side i found another perfect bicolor molt. very thankful for that!!
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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 7:13 pm

Jesus, im not home right now but i should probably give them a good misting if i want mine to survive!

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PostSubject: Re: Androctonus bicolor caught molting   7/12/2013, 7:20 pm

definitely do!
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