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It's a sad day my H.Lividum has passed

Joe williams

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Sorry to report this but my H.lividum has passed and I have no idea how or why she looked fine this morning put a cticket in went to work I've come back and she's dead with one leg partially eaten by the cricket. She didnt burrow but it did take her a whole month to burrow in her old enclosure and she's only been in this one for about 3 weeks so I didn't think it was a problem can anyone help on what might of happened ? She seemed perfectly healthy saw her drinking just the other day.
 

MassExodus

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Hard to say. Many lividum in the hobby are wild caught. Could be old age?
 

Enn49

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I'm so sorry. It's always hard to lose one so unexpectedly :(
 

Annabellam

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I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know what caused this but i hope that you can soon find closure and be able to move on.
 

Joe williams

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My only guess is that it was a mature male and it was just his time to go never been able to sex her accurately be her molt and she only molted once with me. And the fact that he didn't make a burrow and was wondering around a lot so that's what I'm going with rip Lil man
 

Enn49

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My only guess is that it was a mature male and it was just his time to go never been able to sex her accurately be her molt and she only molted once with me. And the fact that he didn't make a burrow and was wondering around a lot so that's what I'm going with rip Lil man
It sounds as though you may me right, it would explain his behaviour.
 

MassExodus

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A mature male is usually much paler and less vividly blue colored than a female. Ever get any pics of it?
 

MassExodus

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If i remember correctly anyway. I havent considered breeding my female yet, so im not positive on the diamorphism..
 

Evanthomas

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Doesn't look male to me, but who am I to judge? That's so unusual that she would be fine in the morning then dead by the time you got back, I wonder if she tried climbing and got an injury due to a fall.

Don't let it get you down though, these things happen to all of us.
 
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