Strange moult

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4 years 4 months ago #70405 by Tiaan
Good morning everyone,

I need help please!!! This morning i checked on all my T's and saw that my H. maculata sling at roughly 2.5cm looked funny... at first i thought he was just stretching his legs but then i saw the color difference and that his legs are up in the air!! :unsure:

Like he moulted on his stomach. The only thing i can see is that only one leg is out his moult the rest are in the air.
(When i say in the air i mean this, imagine your T's moulting on it's back with it's legs straight up. Now just turn the T's body around. That's how it looks. sad I will upload pictures tonight when i get home)

I don't know what to do. This is the first time i have had a bad moult and if he looses all his legs but one what are the chances of him surviving?

I left him for now as i needed to go to work. Will check up on him when i get home. If he is in the same position must i try and take of the old skin? I don't want to stress him out even more than he already is.

Your help and advice will be greatly appreciated!

Regards
Nortinus

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4 years 4 months ago #70418 by Tiaan
sad I came home to my T in exactly the same position :(

Here are some pics, hope this helps anyone in giving advice!

I am going to try and get the old molt off to see if that helps in the meantime.
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4 years 4 months ago #70420 by Leon de Jager
Hi bud.

That doesn't look good.
My B.albopilosum had an upright molt when small, but looked nothing like that.
Any movement in the legs at all?

Good luck

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4 years 4 months ago #70421 by Shaun Tosen
O s...!!!!!!!

I read in the TCG that glycerin could be used to help soften the old molts joints to help the leg slip out. But I have not used this method or heard of it being used. Perhaps someone else would know what to do

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4 years 4 months ago #70423 by Tiaan
Just the one leg thats out is moving but very little.

I am trying to wet the old skin to get it off.

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4 years 4 months ago #70424 by Tiaan
He has lost his pedipulps (legs next to fangs) and P1 on the right hand side.

When i tried to wet the old skin P1 just came off like it has already been removed.

The T wasn't happy when i tried to help him. I am not sure if he is going to make it.

I have stopped trying to remove the old skin. Placed him back in his enclosure and gave his legs a last coating of water.

I hope that's enough to help him. I put a water drop just in front of him just in case.

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Nortinus

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