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    S s. on its back

    I turned over my centipede's hide and she was on her back. From what I can tell they do not molt while on their back. Anyone know why she would be turned over like that? She immediately righted herself but I'm just hoping she's not sick. :?:

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    Re: S s. on its back

    Uh oh... If I remember correctly the same thing happened to Kevin w/ his centipede and it died... ...oh yeah, found the thread he started. I wanna say his was lethargic... didn't flip over like yours did.

    How is her coloration and her movement? Does she seems normal now that she's right side up?

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    I guess I'll have to check on her tonight.......

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    she looks fine

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    Is she still looking good today?

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    Re: S s. on its back

    Can you post a pic of the enclosure?

    This may sound dumb, but, are you using any extra heating sources or anything that would get the temperature too high? Room temperature is ideal.

    Are you giving it enough substrate to construct burrows? And if so, hopefully just coconut fiber and/with moss? Some people argue that you dont "need" to have a lot of substrate, but these guys burrow naturally, so why take that away for purposes of viewing?

    Watching humidity?

    I hope hes doing alright!

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    I was at Mike's (Greaser's) last night and the centi pulled through... is eating and drinking fine. Haha... just to give you an update.

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    Nice, I was a little late :cry:

    I'm glad hes doing better though!!

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