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PostSubject: extremely concerning molting behavior   3/29/2010, 12:59 pm

I have some serious concerns with my female LQ. Her last molt was several months ago, so when she stopped eating about 2 weeks ago I figured she was getting ready to molt. As such, I was not surprised when I came in today and she was on her rock wiggling away. About 2 hours ago though she started franticly running around her enclosure, rubbing against every rock she can find, flipping on her back, and just "freaking out" in general. Normally she is very calm so this behavior is way outside her norm. I have never had any scorp act this way but this is my first LQ so figured I would ask the experts. I leave a small amount of water (a cap full) available and she soaked in it for a good 5 minutes today then continued with the throwing herself against everything in the tank. There are no visible cracks in the carapace but the new exo appears to be visible in the tail. She crawled under her rock about 30 minutes ago now and has not reemerged. If she is molting I don't want to disturb her in any way but I am rather fond of her and want to do all I can to help her out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: extremely concerning molting behavior   3/30/2010, 1:32 am

Just a question..are you sure it's not an adult if so mabye looking for a mate? Just a guess never gave owned one
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PostSubject: Re: extremely concerning molting behavior   3/30/2010, 1:41 pm

Yeah, pretty sure she is not. maybe a 3i, 4i tops. only about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long right now. And Now i'm not sure what was going on. she is back to normal behavior. Spending about 95% of the time happy under her rock and doing a random patrol every now and then. and no sign of molting. I am total confused as to what is going on. I brought my camera into work so if she gets all wacked out again I can film it. it was very disturbing. I included a few pictures from today, but she seems fine now. I am going to give her a few more days and then offer a small cricket again.



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