Bob the mantis is dying!

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by schackmel, Jul 16, 2009.

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  1. Tadpole1mill

    Tadpole1mill Purple Spiny Lobster

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    oh no! i just read this thread and i really hope bob pulls thru!!
     
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  3. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    Wow, I hope everything turns out ok for Bob, I'm pulling for you!
     
  4. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    she is still soft but is a little more active. Tonight she looked like she was "chilling" leaning on a rock, sitting on her tail...actually very funny looking.

    Still have lights off but I am thinking she is going to pull through!
     
  5. JamieC77

    JamieC77 Bristle Worm

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    That's great news! I was pulling for her. ;D
     
  6. Tadpole1mill

    Tadpole1mill Purple Spiny Lobster

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    blumoon reefers Millepora

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    Glad to hear that she is getting better. Chillin is good.......
     
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  10. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    she is more active tonight..however upon closer exam her smasher is broken. It is tucked up underneath her and you can see where it is broke. I kept thinking that she had not shed her smasher....guess it was just broke.

    Her exoskeletan STILL is soft...sheesh each molt is longer and harder on her!
    Apperantly she will have it that way until the next molt but should be fine with it. Tried to feed her tonight and she had nothing to do with that!
     
  11. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    How is the iodine level in your tank? I just lost my cleaner shrimp after his last molt and first clutch of eggs. My iodine level was lower than normal. I'm sure you have that covered, but I thought I'd throw it out there just in case since they need that trace element for their molts. I'm so glad to hear she is doing better now! I'm sure she will be fine with her smasher too.
     
  12. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    She may ripe her smasher off. It is normal for them to do that when they have a damaged rapt. You probably knew that already but I figured I would warn you just in case it happened and you freak out.