My garloid grew a shell.

Brown spots appear when I try to remove him from the sink and he feels extremely heavy so I'm just leaving him there for now.
It's been 2 days I thought he would have hatched, any advice on what kind of powder soaks to try?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He got cancer mate. If he's stiff as a rock he's probably long dead by now. I'm sorry...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no he's bulging when I do the turmeric powder soaks, but then he gets even heavier.

      Have you tried squashing the shell?

      I don't want to cause any damage, are you supposed to squash it? I'd need to find something heavy enough to press him into the sink.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Try to use something that weighs about the same as a squash or a zuccini if you don't have a squash laying around.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't want to break him

          it's because you treated him wrong and he grew thick skin to ward off your attacks. they're evolving.

          Might want to get a vet to visit, just to protect the rest of the batch. Weird infections can spread quick in their tubs.

          the oil was to treat an infection, I didn't mean to cause any harm. I don't have him registered (commiefornia here), I can't visit a vet..

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >turmeric powder soaks
        Have you tried a half hour or so soak with some basic Epsom salts? Make sure you keep the site of the shell submerged during the bath and afterward see if it's more compliant. The brown spots are probably appearing because it's getting easily bruised when you're trying to move it (?)

        Just don't pick off the shell whatever you do, it'll open the whole garloid up to infection and that'll kill it so quickly it'll make your head spin. If it doesn't drop off after daily soaks for a week you'll need to get it surgically removed. Sorry.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried squashing the shell?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's because you treated him wrong and he grew thick skin to ward off your attacks. they're evolving.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might want to get a vet to visit, just to protect the rest of the batch. Weird infections can spread quick in their tubs.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Garlic threads prempt bullruns. We're close sisters!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      checked those dubs

      Yeah but OPs garly is sick so this is a bad omen.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's strange that he hasn't hatched yet. Have you been lubricating the shell to help him break out? Otherwise he might be dead by crushing himself against the shell. I can sell you some fresh eggs I got a whole family of them. You already know they don't come cheap though...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh, I haven't tried lubricating the shell! I'll use the orange oil for that.

      >turmeric powder soaks
      Have you tried a half hour or so soak with some basic Epsom salts? Make sure you keep the site of the shell submerged during the bath and afterward see if it's more compliant. The brown spots are probably appearing because it's getting easily bruised when you're trying to move it (?)

      Just don't pick off the shell whatever you do, it'll open the whole garloid up to infection and that'll kill it so quickly it'll make your head spin. If it doesn't drop off after daily soaks for a week you'll need to get it surgically removed. Sorry.

      oh that's a good idea, I haven't been able to submerge the whole shell though, as you can see he's taken over my sink.. I'll figure something out, maybe I need to cut out the countertop to install a bigger sink for the soaks.
      I had done only 5 minute soaks but it didn't completely cover him and not 30 minutes like you said. Thanks!

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for what it's worth, i raised 3 garloids over the years and had it happen to 1 of them. lasted weeks but then the shell brittled on its own, look for a purple hue
    i've heard it's a seasonal problem tied to wind pressure. usually happens later in the year

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are garloids native to an area with high winds? I heard something that sounded like Mongolian throat singing when I had my flock outside on a windy day but I thought that was just one of my neighbors listening to Klingon opera.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thanks a purple hue developed on the side after I cut out the counter to make a big bath for him!

      ive been banned for less retarded posts than this yet this post will stay alive

      also youre gonna wanna rinse him with lemon water and wipe with a cloth

      I did that after the 30 minute soak

      Ladies and gentlemen, the man we've all been waiting for.

      checked
      It's an orange one, when I got him the seller told me he was super rare, though it was hard to understand him through all the noise of his tribe throat singing.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes this can be caused by too much calcium in their food. It's always a good idea to occasionally mix in some slugs into their diet even if you mostly feed them crickets. And there's no need to worry if you feed him the pellets, but make sure you supplement him if you live in a hard water area.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im telling you its dead,i had one of mine growing a shell because i kept it too cold. At this point i dont think theres anything you can do.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ive been banned for less retarded posts than this yet this post will stay alive

    also youre gonna wanna rinse him with lemon water and wipe with a cloth

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's not a growth that's a parasite infestation, don't listen to the retards in this thread with salts or cleaning, that will only make the parasite stronger

    honestly at this point the garloid is probably brain controlled, have you noticed it displaying less affection towards you?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the dumbest, cringiest fucking meme to come out of LULZ in the last 10 years.

    Anyone with half a brain knows garloids don't grow shells. I have been farming them professionally for two decades (I'm a real loid-head) and have never seen this phenomenon. Your picture is obviously some sort of AI generated bullshit.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck is a garloid?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ladies and gentlemen, the man we've all been waiting for.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im still mad they outlawed personal garloid farming in my country. I still have 1-2 in my tub once a year until i harvest them. the smell last time was really bad tho

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that a brown garloid or a very dry white one?

    If it's a white one you need baking soda ASAP.
    The brown spots must be parasites and your garloid is trying to defend itself by not hatching.

    Soak it in temperate water and then when you start seeing soft spots put bakig soda in the water. It should help

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry mate, but you got fleeced, that's not a garloid, that's a cheap ass schlork

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >garloid thread
    Bullish

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