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PostSubject: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 10:08 am

Well my Fat tailed molted last night. I was really hoping that she was prego, but oh well I guess. The only problem is she is still lying on her back. She had a successful molt in the sense that she got out of her old skin. I am worried why she is still on her back in the same position as last night. I tried lightly tapping on her enclosure but no response. I didn't want to disturb her too much so I guess I will follow up later.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 10:47 am

Well she is still alive. I nudged her with my tongs and she moved slightly. I'm not sure if she is really weak or just not going to make it. Here is a pick of her right now.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 11:30 am

Hope she pulls through, man.... keep us updated.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 11:44 am

Erm . . . doesn't look good. Sad

I hope this isn't like what happened to my B. jacksoni.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 5:45 pm

Well she is still in the same position and is still responsive to touch.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 7:13 pm

i really hope she Pulls through! i never seen an Australis before

can you post a picture when shes on her feet again Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 9:21 pm

oh bless her all flat out on her back! looks cute but also worrying.

Would it be worth a small teeny drop of water under the hide? to give her some humidity but also something to drink incase she needs it...or am I suggesting a totally wrong thing *blush*

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 10:20 pm

Well I took the rock out to look at her and her left "arm" is totally flopped on her back. All of her pedipalp fingers (sorry for the lack of technical terms) are bent and soft. I'm guessing her exo didn't develop well enough. Half of her legs don't work.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 10:28 pm

in the freezer with her..
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 10:34 pm

that's what i'm thinking
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 11:01 pm

I'm really sorry to see that, man. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 11:19 pm

It happens it just sucks that I just got her a few weeks ago. I was thinking about taking her back and getting a refund. She did have some bad mycosis. I"m not sure what caused this. Her temps were 85-90 with about 20-30 humidity.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/8/2008, 11:45 pm

It might've been the mycosis. I had a B. jacksoni die randomly out of a molt though, and I thought it was in great health.

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/9/2008, 5:07 am

Im sorry she hasnt made it though the moult. There was nothing you could have done, this was just one of those "nature" things.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/9/2008, 11:38 am

A recomendation if I may. With immature desert species affor two hides. Under one of the hides spray a bit of water and set it back down. That offers her the option of a more humid place to molt. I dont think it's your fault though it happens to the best of us.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/10/2008, 6:05 pm

I agree I should have had two hides. I didn't offer any humidity because of her mycosis. I didn't want it spreading. When she started to molt I misted her a little to help.

Right now she is still alive. She seems to have "straightened" out a little. But she is still pretty messed up. Is there any chance she will survive this or should I just put her in the freezer?

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/10/2008, 6:26 pm

id would say wait until she fully dies beacuse there could be a chance she can come back.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/10/2008, 8:46 pm

I think I agree -- I'd be worried about putting them in the freezer if they had any chance of making it.

Sounds kinda bleak, though. No

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/10/2008, 8:52 pm

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I agree I should have had two hides. I didn't offer any humidity because of her mycosis. I didn't want it spreading. When she started to molt I misted her a little to help.

Right now she is still alive. She seems to have "straightened" out a little. But she is still pretty messed up. Is there any chance she will survive this or should I just put her in the freezer?

-Dustin
Spraying them directly is a big NO NO Evil or Very Mad. LOL. I just recomed spraying the bottom of the hide VERY lightly.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/11/2008, 2:00 am

I didn't spray her directly. I misted the enclosure. She was in her hide. I am kind of weary of sticking my hand in her enclosure.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/11/2008, 10:30 am

Just wait and see how she goes.

How is she looking at the moment?

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/11/2008, 11:04 am

Her legs have straightened out a little and I can see her median eyes now. I am just going to wait it out and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/11/2008, 11:24 am

*Fingers crossed*

I hope she makes it, but dont hold your hopes too high, you dont want them to be dashed but its a good sign that she is still alive! She is fighting for survival!

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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/15/2008, 8:55 am

you kept her too hot bro. 85-90F is too much for sub-adult (my experience). It only takes 2-4 hours to finish molting when your temps are that high and if you don't pull them out or turn down the heat after they molt then they will dehydrate in a matter of hours. They start walking funny, kinda look like they're crawling and their arms are stretched to their back. Their new skin becomes sticky when it's too hot and their legs starts to stick together. That's not all, when you flip them and look at their tergites. You will see the middle part pumping. It's sad to see it. I've seen it happen with one of my P.transvaalicus and A.mauritanicus but I managed to save them. I don't know if that's the case with your A.australis but I am just sharing my experience. If she's still alive, there's a chance that she will recover but she'll always have that dry skin look. Just don't give her too much heat for now. 75-80F is enough. Is she an adult now?

if you see a pic of my P.transvaalicus eating a C.vittatus. That's the specimen that almost died. You'll see in the pic that the guy is almost gray.
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PostSubject: Re: A. Australis molt   3/17/2008, 4:19 pm

How hot is their natural environment. From what I read this species is suppsed to kept hot and dry.
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