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Hi guys I just got 5 Macropanesthia rhinoceros through the post and 1 of them had molted so he/she is in a bad way. The legs down 1 side don't work properly and look a little messed up. At the moment I'm not sure what to do because it seems to be able to eat but it's distressing to watch it try to move as it's dragging itself around.

managed to get a half decent picture and you can see all the legs on one side are missing parts or bent the wrong way:(

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Uh-oh... and with Macropanesthia too. Hope he makes it! You might consider a quarantine, at least for a while, so the others don't injure him more.

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I put him in his own little pot not long after I received them all so he's just sat on top still alive just a little tilted and not burrowing like the others. Well at least I think it's a he. The guy who sent them all accidentally put 2 others in with the 3 I bought so it was kind of a good news & bad news day.

I'll be gutted if he goes tho:(

Did some reading latnight too and found a few pictures of legs regrowing on roaches that were being used in research. They just came back a bit at a time with each molt.

This little guy is still very active if you pick him up which I'n guessing is a good sign! I had to take about 20 pics on my phone before he was still enough to get a decent unblurred shot.

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Little guy didn't make it he died lastnight:( He still hadn't hardened up properly after molting too which I've been told is never a good sign. Still have 4 healthy rhinos left tho.

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