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Psalmopoeus loses entire leg!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by MizM, May 11, 2004.

  1. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    My Psalmopoeus irminia, Irma, (not ONE WORD about her lame name! :( ) just lost a WHOLE LEG! Very strange...

    I was feeding, and she ran up my arm and glided to the floor. I gently got her cornered, and picked her up. But leg #2 was still laying on the floor, twitching and dancing all by itself! It fell off neatly at the coxae, with not a DROP of hemolymph loss! Irma is just fine, didn't seem to suffer at all!

    This is one of the weirdest "T" things that has happened to me, although I have had a T drop an injured palp or leg.
  2. senor ocho

    senor ocho Arachnosquire

    Is this my girl that you picked up at Pomona? I thought she perished due to the outside heat at a children's fair exhibit. Glad to hear she was resuscitated.
    In my experience, it's not uncommon for arboreals to lose limbs when stressed; A. versicolor likes to do it at the drop of a dime. So does P. cambridgei, and yes, P. irminia. 'Specially when they say "Damn this oppression!" and leap to the floor.
    See you at Pomona IRBA this weekend?
  3. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    No, unfortunately, it's another... HAD to get a quick replacement!! Never knew they would do it just out of stress! Like lizards and their tails, huh?

    Not sure which day, but YES I will be there... remember the h. gigas I got last year? Hope you have more! It's a date - I'll see you there... with my other dates, Sam, Wayne, Billy, EvilSpiderHunter... sre there any GIRLS that wanna go????
  4. Socrates

    Socrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Sorry, but I just HAD to: I R M A????? Irma???????

    You know I'm just kidding, really, cute name. :D
  5. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    UR MEAN!!! I gotta name them SOMETHING! :( Maybe I should change it to "Senorita Siete"! {D
  6. Socrates

    Socrates Arachnoprince Old Timer

    ...I was kidding, I really really was...... :)

    SENORITA SIETE...ROFLMAO {D (how's your friend like THAT name???)
  7. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    I know you were... I also know her name is lame!!!! Maybe just Siete? Seven? I already have a Stumpy!!!
  8. ChrisNCT

    ChrisNCT ChrisinTennessee Arachnosupporter


    I am about to call my 6 legged Cobalt Blue Stumpy.
  9. Angelo

    Angelo Arachnobaron Old Timer

    give her an exotic name!!! like Sum Ting Wong (something wrong) :} :}
  10. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    {D {D I can't breathe.... laughing too hard... help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee {D
  11. Tranz

    Tranz Arachnobaron Old Timer

    What about Miso Huahini?
  12. DnKslr

    DnKslr Arachnoprince Old Timer

    WOW! I've never heard of a leg just poppin' off but since it was still moving around, it very well could be a defense just like the lizard tail falling off. Well, now I'm prepared incase one of my versicolors decides to do that and I won't freak out so bad.
  13. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    Glad I didn't freak, just really curious!! :D
  14. DnKslr

    DnKslr Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I really freaked when I notice my Cobalt missing a leg, especially since I couldn't find it! {D I could just imagine what I'd be like if I saw it on the floor still twitching....,
    OMG! Your leg!! What have I done! Oh, hold still..., OW! Stop biting me! OWW! I'm trying to console you! You're in shock, you've just lost a leg- eeeww look, it's still moving! {D
  15. Malhavoc's

    Malhavoc's Arachnoking Old Timer

    Stumpyness!! All hail stumpy!!!! stumpy is evi.. stumpy is.. stumpy goews.. stumpies will conqour gimpy in Cruches war!!!
  16. MizM

    MizM Arachnoprincess Old Timer

    Drakie.. YOU have a stump fixation! {D