A.Versicolor molting issue

More
2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #73953 by Daniel
My A.Versicolor molted on the 4th of October , the molt didn't go too well as she lost one of her pedipalps and damaged her leg, her leg doesn't look like the others and seems to have less hair.

When she lost her pedipalp i applied corn starch to stop the bleeding and no blood seems to be coming out. i offered her food about two weeks after her molt , usually she eats with no problems but since her molt she has been refusing any food.She has a legspan of about 7cm and was fine up until her last molt.

I tried feeding her again today and it looked like she wanted to eat but touched the roach with her front legs and left the roach alone, iv left dead crickets and roaches in her cage but she doesn't seem to be interested.

Iv read that tarantulas will force a new molt in these situations but can they molt without eating between ??I don't know what more to do??

Please help


Attachment IMG-20141004-WA0002.jpg not found



Attachment SAM_0268.jpg not found

Attachments:
Last Edit: 2 years 11 months ago by Jake. Reason: photo's inserted

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #73954 by Jake
I would not stress, she seems healthy enough without the molting issues.

She will be fine, just give her water source and moisture.
As for the leg that does not look the same that might have also gotten stuck in the molt.

Your spider can go without food for months even as long as a year, so give her a break a bit longer as a molt is trying for a spider not to mention losing a appendage.

give it another week and try feeding her again if not then leave her for a bit.
Last Edit: 2 years 11 months ago by Jake.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
2 years 11 months ago #73964 by Daniel
I left a dead roach and an alive roach in her cage over night and woke up to find only a shell left of one of the roaches so im guessing she probably ate them which is a bit of a relief as she hasn't eaten in a while.

Im going to make sure she always has water available and hopefully she molts soon so she can return back to normal.

Thanks again for the help, really appreciate the advice.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jake

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.282 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum