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For those who didnt know one of my p.metallica slings started molting on saturday night. On sunday morning, unfortunalty i found it stuck in the molt ￼ it was still alive, but it looked like a losing battle. Its front 2 legs and palps were free but the other 6 legs and abdomen were stuck. I rigged up an icu and put it in. I came home from work today to find it lay inside the small water dish i put inside the icu. I thought the worst but as i picked it out of the dish, it sprang to life and tried to bite me ￼ anyway, im not someone who will let a pet suffer and thought if it dies then ive lost a pet, but if i try to help it out of the molt and it dies, i gave it half a chance more than it has now. So i got out my small tweezers and tried to free it. Obviously this was tricky and i didnt manage to completely get it out, but i have managed to seperate its last 6 legs, although they still have the molt on them, they arnt bunched together anymore, i did get the molt off the abdomen though. I redid the icu, added more paper towel to hold more moisture and removed the water dish. Its moving around by dragging itself with its fangs. Its not out of the woods yet, but its still fighting. I will keep everyone updated, fingers crossed.