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Help! - deformed stick insect after moult

Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by Kinyonga, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Kinyonga

    Kinyonga PetForums Newbie

    Jul 13, 2020
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    My female New Guinea spiny stick insect (Eurycantha calcarata) moulted last night, and despite having enough room to do so safely, she moulted quite low down with the result that the tip of her abdomen was touching the floor.

    Her ovipositor is now bent, which I hope isn't that much of a problem - I'm a more concerned about how her abdomen is slightly crumpled as well. Photos attached (apologies for the quality, taken on my phone).

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Will she have issues with egg-laying and/or excretion? Will she survive?

    Thank you!

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  2. Specs

    Specs PetForums Junior

    Jul 24, 2008
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    Hi Kinyonga, she will be okay, just give her some extra water in a shallow dish, and some nice bramble leaves to eat.
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