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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

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    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

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    HEYHEY,
    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?
    -chris
    www.krazy8sinvertebrates.com
     
  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 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Stumpy

    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

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    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

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    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