- Dec 11, 2002
I woke up this morning to find my P. fasciata s'ling had molted. I didn't think anything of it until I went in there a few hours later to look at it. The poor little thing had gotten five of its legs stuck, and was dragging the molt around with it. I waited a few more hours hoping it was just taking a little longer than normal, and noticed that it was still dragging itself around with the free legs. I took some warm, not hot, water mixed with some gentle hand soap and managed to get the molt off of the legs(I really hope I did the right thing). All but one of the legs that had gotten stuck were in terrible shape, and the spider has now discarded them. It seems like it may have had more trouble than that, as the toes on all but two of the remaining legs are deformed as well. I don't know what else to do for it. I don't know how it will eat either...is there any way it could make it until its next molt with full use of only two legs and a pedipalp? I feel so bad for the little guy.