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Advice please: tiny sling lost leg

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by JoP, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. JoP

    JoP Arachnosquire

    I have a tiny C. elegans sling that I was rehousing today, and it appears that somehow one of its little legs came off during the transfer (not sure what happened; maybe it got snagged when I scooped it into the little catch cup I used?). It appears to be fine (still crawling around as usual and being active), but I love the little thing and wanted to come here to see if there's anything I can or should do to help. From what I know from researching it, lost legs happen and will usually work out fine with a molt, but has anybody had experience with 1.4" slings losing limbs? Any help/advice is much appreciated; thanks - I'm really hoping my little buddy will be OK.
  2. MKNoiL

    MKNoiL Arachnopeon

    No worries my friend. Molt or two and your spider is gonna be like new... but bigger ofc, and eight legged again;)

    Mayby I'm wrong but I think slings are recovering easier from that kind of stuff.

    All the best.
  3. JoP

    JoP Arachnosquire

    That's what I was hoping. They seem pretty tough in general, but I still worried a bit when I saw the leg missing.
  4. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    No one can predict the future- it might die or not.

    Make sure there’s water out and look for changes in abdomen size, small Ts losing fluid die super quick.
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