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I saw one of my discoidalis nymphs laying on his back. He's still moving his legs around a bit so he's alive or close to it.

Do discoidalis molt on their backs? I know my tarantula does and a few of my other bugs but I'm unsure as to whether this guy is dying or molting.

Please enlighten me

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I read that some roaches don't have righting mechanisms designed for flat surfaces. That in the wild they can grasp something and pull themselves over, but in isolation they will remain on their back.

I figured he was on his way out so he became frog food. Gojira definetly didn't mind the whole dying thing.

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