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Old 23-07-2011, 12:57 AM
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My sub adult G. rosea has moulted overnight. Unfortunately the carapace & top of the abdomen are still attached to her at the "waist".

Do I let nature take it's course or should I assist in removing same & if so how?

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try and get it off, gently.
if not, i'm sure somebody will know what to do
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Leave it for awhile, then try to lightly brush it off but if it doesn't budge then leave it.
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Old 23-07-2011, 01:54 AM
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This is something that happens occassionally but as the majority of the body is out there's no real emergency.

Try lightly spraying around the area where the moult is still attached. With a soft brush you can try to remove some of the old moult but DO NOT force it off. If your T isnt too stressed by this you could cut off the majority with scissors. Over a few days you should see most of it come off by reapplying moisture but don't worry about every bit coming off as I had a G. rosea with abdomen attached for over 6 months!
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