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Lost my caecilian today...

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Posted by: caecilianman02 at Sun Nov 21 18:27:48 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caecilianman02 ]  
   

Hi there:

Early this morning I went in to check on my caecilian. I was curious about what I posted below. It was still swimming around in the water dish, wrapped around the vegetation. It still appeared to be in good health, so I left the room and decided not to disturb it. When I came back, it was near the spider plant again, with half of its body in the water. It whipped over toward some rocks, climbed about halfway into them, and died.
I continuously misted it with bottled drinking water, but it was dead. I later took it out of the vivarium, and noticed something that I didn't notice before. There was a thin, almost perfectly straight, scar of some sort, coming out of the cloaca and about halfway up the abdomen. At the end, a huge open sore was forming. I think I will preserve it. Its dead body is blowing up like a ballon. It is extremely odd.
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