Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Goodbye Melly

Melly didn’t make it. She died. I buried her in one of my potted plants under the carport.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Melly is in distress

Hermie is still buried.   

Tiny is roaming about the tank. For the past few days, I have noticed that Melly wasn't doing a lot of moving around. She'd be in the same spot morning and night. Tonight, I noticed she was out of her shell!  I tried to coax her back into it after rinsing it out but she just crawled right back out into her hiding place under the coconut fiber on the castle.  Maybe the spiked shell is uncomfortable or too big to manage, so I got a smaller green one and tapped her claws gently until she backed up all the way inside of it.  I placed it under the coconut fiber where she was hiding and turned out the lights to give her a break. I hope she's still in her home tomorrow. I'm not sure what's going on with that. :(

Monday, February 1, 2016

Melly & Tiny

Melly- Found her wandering about the cage last night.  She must be back from her molt. I did find remnants of exoskeleton in the sand. The claws appear to be big enough to be from her. She is in a spiked shell now.

Tiny- As I was cleaning out the tank last night, I found her inside of the castle. Last I had checked, a few weeks ago, she was buried. I’m not sure how long she’s been above ground. I am going to keep watch over them for the next week to see who stays and who goes back down.  She is still in the small shell she came to me in from Melinda.