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    One of my female sikorae the other night had a bad shed. I realized she was shedding the night before and left her alone but she seemed a bit lethargic but she ate. The morning after she was in her normal spot but laying the opposite direction (prob cause she couldnt stick well) but the shed didnt come off. I let her rest during the day to not stress her out and that night I checked on her and she was moving around but didnt look like she made a effort to get the shed off. I helped her get most off cept on the tail and her chin and some on her feet just enough for her to stick. She ate the rest off last night and drank. Today she was in her normal position and tonight she was moving around but still seemed a bit stressed out. She drank and I put crickets in front of her. She ate two with gusto cept it took her a while to eat the first. There are two still running around in their or at least was. Havnt checked since. Any of you guys have issues with sheds before? I know sometimes it can do with supplements,etc. Her humidity is 50%+ during the day and at night it goes up to 80% and this is after I misted. Stays like this all night. I am using minerall inside formular every other feeding and then herptivite every two feedings. I never had this issue before when I was using repcal. I was thinking about cutting back on my supplementation to maybe minerall every two feedings and herptivite every 3.

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    Is she WC? How big is her enclosure? What does she have as hides? Do you gutload her crickets before feeding her, and what do you gutload them with?
    She is probably stressed out as you had to handle her. 50% during the day is quite low, I would advise to stay more in the 60-70% range and then spray heavily in evenings.
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