Butt rot.

sparular

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I have this on another thread about a bad molt, but it turns out it's really an infection. Has anyone seen this and know what causes it. This is a Cyropagopus sp. blue 2" living in coco bark. The substrate itself was moist only on the top from misting and the spider had dug a 4-5" burrow. It came out and was flipped on its back and I assumed it was just a normal molt. 12 hours later I became concerned because the molt hadn't even started and the legs were curled. I misted the tank and let her go until 20+ hours, then I took her out and took this picture.

One spinerette appeared dried and the other was missing. Impacted feces and necrosis? What should I do diffrerently next time?
Here she is healthy before the incident.

Spar
 

Paramite

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I'm sorry about your spider but that title cracked me up.{D
 

Moltar

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That looks kind of like what's been called a "wet molt". I've seen it discussed both here and at ATSHQ. Sorry but i don't have any suggestions for you though.
I'm assuming you lost the t? Sorry for your misfortune.
 

Becky

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Maybe she's just wet from where he misted though?
Looks like a rupture to me.
 

sparular

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From what I understand of a wet molt, the spider actually molts or begins to molt. The moisture on this pic was water I spritzed to help soften the exoskeleton in case she was molting. No actual molting occured here. The spider flipped on its back and died.
 

Becky

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Haha we posted at the same time.
It looks like a rupture. Or maybe a parasite?
 
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