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So sad......

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Talkenlate04, Jul 11, 2008.

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    My P. Metallica male matured today......... but he seems to have suffered a wet molt. In this picture he is alive believe it or not. But I will be putting him in the freezer here in a bit because there is no way he is recovering from this mess. :( This sucks, I really hate it when things die in my collection.
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  2. Miss Bianca

    Miss Bianca Arachnoprince

    wet molt?

    oh my!! I've never seen OR heard of this before.. I am so sorry.. how does this happen and how can it be avoided if at all... wow... really I am so sorry..
     
  3. WARPIG

    WARPIG Arachnoangel

    That def sux. I am currently waiting on a male to mature and I would be royally bummed if that happened.

    Sorry for the loss of a sweet T.

    PIG-
     
  4. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    I'm sorry Ryan. He looks really bad, like he was fried. It always sucks to lose one of our little friends. :(
     
  5. RIP little buddy.
    He's in the freezer now. :(
     
  6. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    Gee wiz, sorry
     
  7. Sr. Chencho

    Sr. Chencho Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Que Lastima;

    Sorry about your loss, Ryan. I bet he was a looker before his molt. Once I saw the picture, he reminded me of the first transformation attempt of the movie, "The Fly".
    Poor thing, he looks in pain. He's in a relaxed place now, Arachnoheaven.

    Fredster
    Lean, not as mean
    Still, US Marine!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  8. Anastasia

    Anastasia Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Oh NOOO!!!! that is so heartbreaking :( :(
    Am so sorry Ryan
     
  9. equuskat

    equuskat Arachnoprince

    I've heard of a "wet molt" but had no idea how devastating it could be. He looks so miserable there, poor guy. :( Very sorry for your loss.
     
  10. von_z

    von_z Arachnobaron

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    Ouch! It hurts just looking at that. Sorry Ryan.
     
  11. SoupyC

    SoupyC Arachnosquire

    Thats exactly what my A. versicolor looked like when he kicked off. What is that? I've never heard the term 'wet molt'.
     
  12. jeff1962

    jeff1962 Arachnobaron

    I am very sorry to hear that. :( I know you lost that big pokie also. :( What a rough week. :(
     
  13. †-MarK-†

    †-MarK-† Arachnoknight

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    Ouch..:( The same thing happend to me with my P.irminia .
     
  14. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Old Timer

    so sorry about that, i lost my little p.ornata to something similar
    he left a pretty molt btw.
    on a lighter note, the b.smithi i got from you molted AGAIN today
     
  15. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Yikes. Man, that is sad. It's painful to even look at. Was there anything unusual at all leading up to the molt behavioral or otherwise?
     
  16. Poor little guy my condolences Ryan :(

    Looks to me like his abdomen wasn’t quite ready for a molt. It looks paper thin. Is that what a wet molt is? When they molt before the new exo is ready and they spring a leak?
     
  17. Stamper

    Stamper Arachnosquire

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    I'm so so sorry. Poor little guy. Thats so sad. :( :( :(
     
  18. sylverbullit

    sylverbullit Arachnosquire

    sorry for your loss! That royaly sucks!

    So. . . . what is a wet molt? and what causes it?
     
  19. fang333999

    fang333999 Arachnodemon Old Timer

    damn man that really sucks. really sorry to see that :(
     
  20. johnharper

    johnharper Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Is a wet molt a problem with the tarantula or is it more of an issue with the humidity being too high? Sorry for your loss Ryan

    John