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akad3m1kz
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PostSubject: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/11/2010, 7:31 pm

So I bought a female scorp on jan. 7. I do want to say shes under than a year old. Her telson is creamy ish colour. She did refuse food when I offered her and she didnt like to move much at all. Today I went the store to grab her a partner (mate) and got a bigger tank. As I was setting the bigger tank up. I went and picked her up and only to find out she was not moving at all. I placed her on my hand thinking she would move but she didn't. I tried smelling her for any bad odour, but I didn't notice any. Could she be dead or she's in a molting process?

I hate to see her die. Sad I just got her.

I'm going to cry. This is really hurting me so much. I never thought I'd be hurt (emotionally not physically) by a scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/11/2010, 8:27 pm

she might be molting, and due to you stressing her out and holding her or whatever, she could die from the molt. COULD. wasn't a good idea to do so. wait a week.
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/12/2010, 12:33 am

thanks for the reply. any other inputs is much appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/12/2010, 2:37 am

make sure the she is nice and warm and humid in there as well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/13/2010, 1:41 am

if she is dead, would it produce a foul smell?
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/13/2010, 2:27 am

akad3m1kz wrote:
if she is dead, would it produce a foul smell?
Yes, like rotten garbage.
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/13/2010, 11:47 am

i think she is dead, when I went near her and try to smell, she does stink. They wouldn't stink when they are in a molting process would they? I'm just seeking a sign of hope that she is still alive. If not, I'll have a burial in my backyard.
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/13/2010, 7:56 pm

It might sound abit harsh but the only way to check is to try make her move, i know people might disagree cause of stressing her out, but really i imagen you might prefer piece of mind atleast knowing for sure if shes alive or not, if she has died then we can try help you with whats gone wrong
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/14/2010, 12:26 am

so she is really dead. how do i perform an autopsy on her?
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PostSubject: Re: is my scorp dead or molting?   1/17/2010, 2:22 am

If a scorp is dead, usually its tail will be straight out behind it and it will not be moving. Not moving while tail is curled = still alive.

And I don't know what your goal is with an autopsy, so I can't really help you there, though freezing or placing in high-concentration alcohol (above 70%) is the best way to preserve it for the time being.

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