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PostSubject: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 5:58 am

my spinifer is acting incredebly sluggish and he wont even put his tail up when i give him a little poke he just twitches a couple of legs. When he usauly attacks the tweezers. Whats wrong with him hes only on 4instar is he dying or is he going to moult.

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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:52 am

now he just will not respond to anything
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 8:05 am

Is he dragging his tail? If so that's a bad sign. Check around him (especially the pectines) for little mites. they can often be the cause of stress.
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 8:09 am

i cant see any mite and there is no sign of them in the tank. he has been like this for a couple of hours now and hes been sluggish all week. Do you think he could be in a very heavy premoult
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 8:42 am

It's possible. Is he dragging his tail along when he does move?
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 9:13 am

when he did move yeah. But he has a wall he likes to climb so when he climbed on there i could litteraly swing his tail and he wouldent notice. just before he completely stopped responding to any thing he pulled his claws in towards his face and he struggled doing so.
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 9:31 am

Unfortunately it doesnt sound good. A scorpion dragging its tail is indication of a serious problem. It could just be a heavy molt though, as you say. Im inexperienced myself, so wait for Binksy, Laioticus or other more experienced member of the forum to reply. Shouldnt be long. Binksy is usually on the ball Smile
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 1:19 pm

Yeah id say you got about 2-5 days left....
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 5:58 pm

doesn't sound great. it could be hundreds of things and is next to impossible to know whats up unless it does something.
for example, it could be something its last meal ate, deodorant, mites, something fell on it, it fell on something, etc, etc.
does it look pre-moult?? (hugely fat).
good luck but it doesn't sound like good news.
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:01 pm

its not fat but he is larger than normal. hes not eaten and been sluggish for about a week he has been non responsive for about 12 hours and he doesn't smell like a dead scorp but what do you think the chances are of him dying?
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:04 pm

brutal honest irritating truth?? he probably wont live.
a moulting scorp is enormously fat so its unlikely to be that.
is it the scorp in your account picture jobbie? if so its adult and that opens up a load of other options.
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:09 pm

yeah that is him in the picture. i think i will proclaim him dead but i wont get rid of him until he is definitively gone. i will get rid of him when he starts to smell. thanks for your help i will let you know if he make a miraculous recovery
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:19 pm

you sure he is 4 instar??? and you sure he is male?
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:26 pm

the shop i got him from said he was about 4 instar and im not to sure on the sex but i am leaning towards female. its just a habbit me calling it a he. i know you cant really tell age by size but he is only 4.3 inches long.
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:39 pm

thats from end of the tail to the tip of the pinser
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:45 pm

quite possibly adult... in that case i would say old age (likely) or gravid (0.01% chance but still slightly possible).
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/1/2010, 6:49 pm

i think old age is more fisable. but im still more set on heavy premoult because my emperor didn't get fat before it molted last week. man these animals are strange lol
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/2/2010, 7:44 am

If its that long (4.3 inches) then it's most likely an adult and sounds like its dying of old age.

Just keep an eye on it and see how it gets on.

Make sure the tank is warm and humid - sometimes they make a "recovery".
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PostSubject: Re: i seriously need help.   9/2/2010, 12:18 pm

im just going to say hes gone now. but i am looking for a replacement. if any one can help with this heres a link to my post
http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpions-in-general-f12/looking-for-a-replacement-for-my-dying-scorp-t5185.htm#60248
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