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Cysts/Cancers in tarantulas. Survey/Fact gathering thread.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Malhavoc's, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. tarantellajen

    tarantellajen Arachnopeon

    Update (post 3, 19): 3/2/16 She molted within the last week. The cyst is still present and looks white, scleritized and about the same size as it has always been. I was able to remove the molt and could examine the intact area of interest. There is a quite small amount of white that may be shed book lung but it is mostly gone as opposed to the other three that shed out normally. Where the book lung should be you see an outline and depression, and there is a thin membrane in the area, with a few red particles near the posterior edge. So maybe the old book lung is being retained, or not developing. But I'm no expert on the shedding of organs in tarantulas.
  2. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

    Molted again on 5-17 and is doing ok still. Abdomen is still oddly shaped, resembling a jelly bean. Finally, a name for this one!
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  3. AgainstAllGods

    AgainstAllGods Arachnopeon

    I'm going to start gathering the photos I have and fill out the survey when I get home from work but I was just wondering if there is anyone that I can speak to about what exactly it is I need to do to give my Avic the best shot at survival.
  4. Saark

    Saark Arachnosquire

    Update from Post #18

    My B. vagans had its ultimate molt and as a MM, the cysts vanished and it lived about 1 1/2yrs post molt. I didn't change anything and I still don't know what those cysts were caused by...