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PostSubject: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 7:17 am

So my Jacksoni decided to molt last night and until now, almost 24 hours, its tail is still stuck to its exoskeleton. Whole body is out except for half of the tail and its right hind leg seems to be distorted. =/

Anyone encountered something like this? Now its like a piece of exoskeleton stuck at its tail. The remainder(not connected to its body) has broken off.

In case anybody is wondering, it\'s moving around as usual.



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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 8:25 am

Connie was having a similar problem with one of her emperors recently -- some people have tried gently tearing the exoskeleton pieces to remove them.

Are you sure it's STUCK stuck, and not just hanging out in it? Has the new exo hardened?

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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 9:24 am

Yeah, I tore most of its exoskeleton now. The photo was taken before I tore the exo. Now there's only 1 small bit covering the telson which I failed to tear so yeah, I'm pretty positive its stuck. I doubt it has hardened, been only a day now.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 9:54 am

if you make the exo wet, just spray some water on it, it makes it alot easier to rip so you dont damege the scorp Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 10:04 am

Okay, any opinions on why its tail is stuck? I'm afraid if I rip the exo, the tail might just come right off since its stuck and I don't know whats the reason of it.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 10:41 am

the reason is probably just bad luck, it happens
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 10:43 am

a mixture of baby oil and water should help. I wouldn't tear it away seeing as how the scopion current exo is much softer than the the molt.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 10:46 am

yeah would it be better to wait till it hardens and then resoften the cast? iv never done this, it just sounds like it could work in theory, i mean it is logical
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/16/2008, 3:24 pm

I didnt have long from death after we tired to pull off an exo that hadent come off the tail.
Death happened. We removed as much as we could but I think it didnt come off the anus, and i think that was what caused the death. Damaged legs, fair enough but if the animal cant poop forget it!

You can try the methods or just hope for the best. we tried and it died, you can try and it can live.
Either way nature is a pain!
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 2:22 am

I plucked off the remaining bit of exoskeleton and the telson was underdeveloped. the stinger seemed like half its supposed size.


Any scientific reasons for such happenings?
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 2:30 am

mutation. some scorps are just like that.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 3:54 am

will he recover after the next molt or will he be this way for life?
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 4:46 am

Not 100 percent sure In cases similar to this one some never regenerated and some did.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 7:37 am

Thanks alot. Hopefully he'll be fine n not die on me. Had to get these from the Phillipines. My country isn't exactly resourceful when it comes to scorpions. Tarantulas, yeh, scorps, no.

Could humidity lead to an underdeveloped stinger and the bad leg(the leg was stuck to its exo too, had to yank in off or else it'd be dragging its exo for god knows how long)?
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 12:11 pm

Could be that the humidity was low. You could offer it a vertical surface for it to clim when it molts.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - B.Jacksoni molt, tail stuck in exoskeleton.   6/17/2008, 3:00 pm

i wouldnt worry about the leg. for three days one pandinus imperator baby was dragging a whole moult around!
It then came off. leg was damaged but ive never seen any baby in the tank with walking or moving problems.

I think its just a case of wait and see what happens.

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