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will it survive

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by buddhasdream, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. buddhasdream

    buddhasdream Arachnopeon

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    one of my grammostola roseas molted 2 days ago. it got completely stuck in its old shell. couldnt pull out 3 of its limbs and just dismissed them. It did notice it drinking this morning, but im totally worried if it will be abled to feed untill the next molt.:8o
     
  2. So, your saying it's out of it's molt but missing three legs now? If that's right and she's not dead, she'll be fine after a couple more molts. If she's drinking, she shouldn't have any problems eating either. You might have to injure the food a bit because it might be hard for her to catch it but I'd try it without injureing the prey first. If she eats, make sure you feed her well and keep her fat and hydrated. She's probably going to want to rush the next molt to try to regenerate her missing legs plus she'll need the extra energy to actually do the regenerateing. Good luck.
     
  3. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    Quick clarification, she shouldn't have any problems eating once she's recovered from the molt. ;) Just in case buddhasdream is one of those new registered members that hasn't had a molt before: it'll be 2-3 weeks at least before her fangs harden enough to eat, but THEN she should be able to eat okay.

    Wanted to ward off any worry on the OP's part if they tried to feed the spider too soon and got scared the inability to eat was due to this injury. It's normal! Just let her rest and drink plenty of water, then when her fangs have turned completely black again and she starts eating, go nuts. :)