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PostSubject: Opistophthalmus boehmi molt question   11/2/2010, 6:33 pm

Just wondering if someone could give me a bit of advice.

My Opistophthalmus boehmi has just recently molted. However there is still part of the old skin stuck to it's right pedipalp. This means at the moment it is unable to use it's pedipalp. The old skin just doesn't seem to be dropping off the right pedipalp. The rest of the body has molted fine.

I dampened the substrate to see if that would help, but no luck yet.

It will probably just drop off through time.

Any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: Opistophthalmus boehmi molt question   11/3/2010, 8:58 am

you can go get some glycerin and water and put it in a eye dropper and drip it onto
the stuck molt and see if you can then slip it off with a q-tip its a realy delicate process
but it works but if its been stuck there for too long it may not work but i would try

you can get glycerin at any pharmacy at the pharmacy desk

but i would try asap before it becomes a problem
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PostSubject: Re: Opistophthalmus boehmi molt question   11/6/2010, 5:45 pm

Hi. Many thanks for your advice. It was much appreciated.

I tried some water mixed with glycerine but I had no luck. I was stressing the scorpion out and it was striking at the tweezers.

On closer inspection this would now appear to be a bad molt. The poor scorpion has been left deformed as a result.

Hopefully this will not cause a lot of problems for the poor thing.

I tried to upload some pictures but couldn't get them to work.

Any further advice would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Opistophthalmus boehmi molt question   11/7/2010, 3:19 pm

yeah it happens some times when it starts to harden up it gets tighter and harder to get off
the only other thing you can do besides keep trying is to keep an eye on it
and when it goes to molt again you will have to soften it up in the place it is stuck now
with the glycerineand water using an eye dropper and drip a few drops on that spet
but you have to catch it getting ready to molt

or you can try using the solution of water and glycerine in an eye dropper and drip some onto it and it may be just come off on its own after a little time it would make it soften up
and cause less harm to your scorpions pedipalp

but it shouldnt realy cause too much of a problem since its on 1 pedipalp
i cant realy say for sure without seeing it but it should be able to eat
ive had a scorpion loes an arm 1 time and it still could catch food and all

if you have a photobucket account its easy to do and free
alot of people use that

best of luck
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