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Missing a limb !!!!!!!

My White Knee molted successfully but dropped a back limb on the 2nd day of molt. Why ?? Anyone experienced this before ? Faced this similar issue with my Machala after molt.

Missing a limb !!!!!!!
Tarantula Tech, Aug 31, 2019
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    • The Grym Reaper
      I'm guessing there was something wrong internally with the leg so it dropped it, my Ami sp. "Panama" dropped one of its front legs shortly after moulting.
    • RezonantVoid
      Meanwhile my Selenotypus sp. Champagne is dropping it's pedipalps 2 days BEFORE it molts
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    • Tarantula Tech
      Thanks guy. Just curious to know whether this is a normal phenomenon with spiders to loss a limb or 2. I guess it is insignificant since they have so many to spare and has the ability to re-generate back. Wonder is there a scientific explanation behind this limb lost.
    • EulersK
      Yeah, this just happens. Nothing to fret about, a couple molts from now and you won't even be able to tell. Last time it happened to me, I'm pretty sure it was because the T chose a god-awful place to molt and got itself wedged in a corner. I've also had a (seemingly) perfectly healthy T simply detach its leg one day. Found it in the water dish as if it was just another bolus. I'm sure there was something wrong with the leg, but I couldn't tell you what.
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    • Ungoliant
      @Tarantula Tech Don't worry; she's still going to want to eat for all eight legs!
    • Tarantula Tech
      Thanks guy for the consolation.
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