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PostSubject: weird molting   7/2/2012, 1:06 am

I'm not positive but I think my emp is &bout to molt. What is weird tho is that he has been fairly active and eating even tho somwhat irreguler compaired to normal. My questions are what should I look for and how should I change his tank to help him through. I think he is about to because the ends of his pinchers have turned white and it seems to be sp1eading. If +e is molting im assuming i2 will be one o5 his la$t. His stinger is dark orange. Sorry for messed up words this is done on my phone.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 8:03 am

If he's about to molt, he shouldn't be active. Try not to shift him around.
Keep the substrate well dampened and temperature at 80-90F.
Pictures would help to analyse more accurately.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 11:36 am

Ya I thought it was odd too. I won't mess with him but if he does come out I'll try and get pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 11:47 am

Sometimes they burrow through the sides of the enclosure wall and even right to the bottom where they can be "exposed" using a black light during the night. Just a thought.

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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 12:32 pm

I think I know hire I can get a Pic. Gonna have to put a link to my Facebook tho sense my phone and this forum don't get along. Will post link when I get it.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 12:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/2/2012, 1:03 pm

That link should take you to the picture. Let me know what you think. It's not a very good picturr but it's the best I could do.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 12:44 am

Good effort but visitors who aren't login to facebook might not be able to view it?
Possible to do some permission settings?

If not, may i suggest using image hosting site e.g photobucket, flicker etc
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 1:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 1:13 am

its hard to tell but the end of his claws have turned almost a paste whit. anyone ever seen that before. his belly is like a turqoise also.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 3:43 am

Do you mean that the tip of the chelae only whitens recently?
I'm not sure what it was but it does not seem to be a phenomenon prior to a molt.
If it is a way of lossening during a molt, it's most likely to be "browning" of the outer exoskeleton due to the absence of the "flesh".

What does the 2nd part on the "turqoise" means?
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 6:24 am

I'm not sure what the white tipped chela means but I don't think it points towards a molt.

"turquoise" is a greeny blue colour. Which is pretty strange for the underside of a scorpion to be that colour.

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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 8:21 am

lolz.. i was just wondering why was it on the underside as well.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 7:40 pm

i think the underside might of been that way because of the flash light i had used to look at him. because its gone now. same as the white tips. got a good look at him today and everything is back to normal.
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/3/2012, 9:33 pm

Good to hear that.

As suggested by Jay, you may wish to try and capture some shots under natural sunlight.

The difference in result is usually satisfying Smile
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PostSubject: Re: weird molting   7/4/2012, 2:49 am

I posted some good pics in the picture form. It's titled stryker
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