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PostSubject: Is my emp dead?   1/11/2010, 6:53 pm

i just got her recently (thursday jan.7). she has been moving much, she was moving yesterday and when i got back home from school just an hour ago. i was changing tanks and when i picked her up, she isnt moving at all!? her shell seems soft. is she dead??
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/12/2010, 2:46 am

Put her in the tank, bump up the humidity, make sure that it is nice and warm 27 - 30 celcius will do. Then leave her for a few days and hope for signs of improvement.


It could be that she was overly stressed and died but try the method above first just to make sure.

You don't want to throw out a scorp that looks dead but may not be dead if that makes sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 2:04 pm

if the exoskelton was soft maybe it was preparing for a moult if its still juvenile, do what binksyboy3 said and see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 2:39 pm

I'm pretty sure its dead. It starting to smell. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 2:43 pm

yup prolly dead then if its startin to smell probs best bin it then or freeze it and keep it to preserve later on
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 2:45 pm

this sucks.. off to another scorp. i bought a male scorp on monday. and boy he is a pissed off dude. I'm freakin scared of him. i was just tryin to fix the tank up since the other died and he does not like to be disturbed. do you think he just needs time to settle down? before i can handle him

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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 2:49 pm

yeah let him settle for a week or too before u do anythin like rearrange the tank etc or handleing him (although its not advised that u handle ur scorps cause of possible reactions if u get stung and stress caused etc)

And just before a Mod shouts at u, cause this is a forum with under 18s as members its against the rules to swear, not that it bothers me personally (i swear like u wouldnt beleive, cant help it im scottish Razz ) but u might get in trouble from the moderators if it happens a lot, so just a heads up Wink Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/13/2010, 3:02 pm

k thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Is my emp dead?   1/17/2010, 2:03 am

I guess you're lucky I wasn't in for a week. tongue

Anywho, if your scorp was soft, it sounds like it tried to molt and failed. I don't know from the available information if it was caused by you or by other sources (I've known them to die during a molt for no apparent reason and remain soft), but that stuff just happens sometimes in this hobby. Just pick up and move on.

As for your new scorp, you don't need to handle them (as has been said). Some will stay very edgy, though, so don't EXPECT that he'll calm down, but there's a chance he will eventually. (Or "he" is an adult female and edgy because gravid.)

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