Strange moult

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4 years 2 months ago #70426 by Leon de Jager
Sheesh buddy...

I think unfortuanately all that is left is to let nature take it's course and hope for the best.....

Hope it turns out ok...

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4 years 2 months ago #70427 by Tiaan
Thanks Leon

I am super sad at the moment, i have never had a moult like this and his enclosure is moist plus the temp doesn't drop below 20.

I don't see how he can survive with only one leg...

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4 years 2 months ago #70429 by Carien Louw
I sorry, Tiaan, but it really doesnt look good. ive seen 1st and 2nd instar slings that just died for no reason and then their legs are up like that over their heads. Realy dont know the cause. And havn't seen any bigger spidey ever do this. Unfortunately there isnt really anything more you can do.. People do try and help spideys out of their molt..but then sometimes the stress is just too much. I would put him/her in a dark warmish place where he/she wont be disturbed and then just leave him/her be.. Maybe he/she can still survive this. Goodluck!! its always heartbreaking to see.

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4 years 2 months ago #70433 by Jake
I have had a 5cm H.gigas end up like yours, I even tried bending its legs back, they just flick back into the air.
I even went as far to get the scalpel out to cut it's legs off, but the spider died before I could attempted that..

I would say and advice to put the spider down if it does not die, the spider will not be able to molt out if it survives till then.

I did try do research when it happened to my spider but did not come up with anything.

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4 years 2 months ago #70441 by Tiaan
Thank you for the replies.

Sadly when i checked on my T this morning he had died sad

Still don't know what happened, probably just nature. The worst moult i have ever seen.

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4 years 2 months ago #70443 by Carien Louw
Unfortuantely, with most breeders trying to get as many slings as possible from a sac, we do sometimes pull through weaker slings that would have most probably died or be eaten if the sac was left with the mommy to hatch by itself. Think maybe you just got a weaker baby...sorry for your loss. ;(

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