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Heckboy
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PostSubject: She's gone :(   6/11/2012, 8:14 pm

So I hadn't seen my Pandinus Imperator in a couple of weeks and had a bad feeling, especially as I figured she was about due for a moult.
I knew it shouldn't take that long, so I finally dug out her burrow to find this:


Must have been a bad moult, because I really can't see the half-dozen or so isopods that were in there doing too much damage. And I was just considering building a larger enclosure to be able to put a couple of friends in with her.
No reason I can't do that anyways, I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/11/2012, 8:24 pm

Damn.......That really sucks. RIP
That's got to be the worst "bad molt" I've ever seen. And yeah, the isopods would not have done that much damage unless the scorp was already dead.

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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/12/2012, 12:47 pm

I'm so sorry. My Emp. died a month ago because it had broken a leg and was really weak. May it rest in peace.
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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/12/2012, 9:06 pm

I had an emp. I went on vacation for the weekend (reptile show to be exact). Made sure he was well fed and taken care of before I left and when I came back I checked on him and things didn't look right. I waited a day and he was still sitting in the same spot and finally went to grab him and he shattered like in your picture. To be honest up until I saw your post I had no idea what could have been the cause. So sorry for your loss. Its hard when your lil babies go through a molt and things go wrong and there's nothing you can do about it Sad
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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/13/2012, 12:06 am

Scorpion19981000 wrote:
Damn.......That really sucks. RIP
That's got to be the worst "bad molt" I've ever seen. And yeah, the isopods would not have done that much damage unless the scorp was already dead.
Well realistically... the "damage" is likely more due to decomposition than anything else. She burrowed right down to the gravel of the false bottom setup, and the whole month or longer (I was wrong about it just being a couple of weeks) that she was down there in the wet warmth probably didn't help much.
Looking at it though... it doesn't seem as if she was stuck in the moult, since the exuvia seems to have been completely separated.
Further, her abdomen doesn't seem overly damaged (as in eaten), and the parts that are there seem to have hardened more or less completely, so for all I know the moult was fine and she died afterwards for some other reason. I really don't know.

Already working on a bigger enclosure though... maybe I'll just get a couple of adults and take the gamble that they're not too close to the end of their life cycle.

Thanks for all the condolences, everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/13/2012, 7:42 am

Very strange............... Well, good luck with your next scorps.

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PostSubject: Re: She's gone :(   6/14/2012, 1:56 pm

Rest in Peace.. sorry for ur lost buddy~ Sad
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