Book lung looks weird

iwlim

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The right book king in my a Seemanni is strangely shiny and sticks out a bit is this normal?
 

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KezyGLA

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Not normal no. Looks as if the outer exo has fallen off and is exposing the softer skin underneath. It should harden up. If no leaks it should be fine, though keep an eye on it to be safe.
 

EulersK

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Agreed, not normal. How long since the last molt, and how large is the spider? Any chance it could have had this since the last molt?
 

iwlim

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Agreed, not normal. How long since the last molt, and how large is the spider? Any chance it could have had this since the last molt?
No I have only had her for a couple months and just noticed this problem.
Also she's abot 4-5" leg span
 

darkness975

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Not normal but it should hopefully correct with the next molt.
 

EulersK

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No I have only had her for a couple months and just noticed this problem.
Also she's abot 4-5" leg span
Unfortunately, it could be quite some time before it molts. Luckily, it's got three functioning book lungs! I'm really not worried about that book lung working, I'm more worried about it leaking. Make sure there are no hard/sharp objects that it can drag that lung over, and just wait for the next molt.
 
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