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Missing Leg Growth

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by 3Spider, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. 3Spider

    3Spider Arachnopeon

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    My Caribena versicolor lost a leg during it's last molt. And im aware they can grow legs back over the next few molts. But I was wondering where does the new leg grow within the exo-skeleton if there is just currently a missing space where the lost leg was.
     
  2. CJJon

    CJJon Arachnoknight Active Member

     
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  3. 3Spider

    3Spider Arachnopeon

    Cheers the video, interesting footage.
     
  4. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I think the easiest way to explain it would be that it basically forms the exoskeleton of the new leg inside the coxa and then inflates it with haemolymph as it moults.
     
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  5. 3Spider

    3Spider Arachnopeon

    Nice one, guess thats also why it takes a few molts for the leg to get back to normal.
     
  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    They're usually good as new after 2 moults, at least in the case of slings/juvies anyway, I'd guess larger specimens can take longer.
     
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