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T.blondi Problem need advice fast

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by 8 leg wonder, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    My 6.5" blondi has what looks to be a 1.25" tear in its opisthosoma that sealed itself up, the problem is that she is in premolt. How she got the tear is beyond me, she hasn't left her burrow in 2 weeks. I'm wondering if any one has had something happen? I'm afraid that a new exoskeleton won't form properly where the tear is and that she will bleed out during the molt. Any help or advise would be great
    Thanks
    Jordan
     
  2. jbrd

    jbrd Arachnoprince Old Timer

    ever heard of liquid banaid-aid ? if you are there when she molts and she starts bleeding you could apply this, try to get the kind with the brush, it would be easier to apply.
    i hope this helps and good luck with your up-coming molt.
     
  3. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Problem is that I have a job and will probably not be home durring the molt
     
  4. jbrd

    jbrd Arachnoprince Old Timer

    any way someone could be there?
     
  5. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    nope all my roommates sleep all day and work at night
     
  6. ghost_tomb

    ghost_tomb Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    well t's do grow back legs with molts, so it "may" repair the damage, i guess it all depends on how old the injury is.
     
  7. jbrd

    jbrd Arachnoprince Old Timer

    can you take your to someone that can watch??
     
  8. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    the injury has happened within the last week or 2 and the T will be molting any day now. The Ts opisthosoma is already very black, so the new exoskeleton is/has already formed
     
  9. jbrd

    jbrd Arachnoprince Old Timer

    well hopefully someone else will be able to give you better advice than I, good luck!
     
  10. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Can you be more specific about this tear? Do you have a picture?

    Has it bled? Usually Ts do not "tear." They may get a puncture hole or the like, but actually "tearing" seems a little strange.
     
  11. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Don't have a digi cam. It looks like the opisthosoma just spilt, I just saw the T for the first time in 2 weeks today so I don't know when it happened. the wound is sealed, but I'm afraid the T won't make it through her impending molt
     
  12. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Did you see anything hanging out (internal organs) or any blood?

    I've seen a split abdomen - and it usually results in death if not attended to very quickly.
     
  13. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    nothing hanging out, just what appears to be dried hemolymph
     
  14. Apocalypstick

    Apocalypstick Arachnodemon Old Timer


    Then you are probably worrying about nothing if there has been no additional draining afer a week or two... the new exoskeleton would have probably sealed itself and the old injury drainage would be too degraded to stick to the new skin.
     
  15. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    LIke I said I don't know when it happened, it could have been yesturday or a couple of weeks ago for all I know. the damage was done to the T while it was in premolt and I don't think that the T has had enough time to heal to be able to molt successfully
     
  16. shogun804

    shogun804 Arachnogeneral Old Timer

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    there is a good chance that new exo was not damaged. thats about all i can input on this topic except that i hope everything works out for your T.
     
  17. Lorgakor

    Lorgakor Arachnomom Old Timer

    I've heard of Ts damaging their abdomens when they kicked hairs, tearing themselves with their claws. Perhaps this could be what happened to yours? :?
     
  18. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Its been in its burrow for about 2 weeks with no distubances so I have no clue
     
  19. Deschain

    Deschain Arachnolord Old Timer


    That's a problem that tends to happen when they're disturbed too soon after a molt, kick hairs and are still soft.

    If it's not leaking fluid now, I would just leave it be.

    Please make sure you don't cause this type of injury 8 Legged, trying to make sure your blondi is okay after it's impending molt, that would be very crappy indeed.

    Best of luck!
     
  20. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Please make sure you don't cause this type of injury 8 Legged, trying to make sure your blondi is okay after it's impending molt, that would be very crappy indeed.

    Best of luck![/QUOTE]


    Thats the plan, dark quit place. I'll only be checking to make sure shes not dead