curly hair molt questions

LunarFaery

ArachnoDiva
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One of my curly hair slings molted a few days ago. Leg #1: the metatarsus and tarsus segments have stayed pink while the rest of the leg has gone to a dark color. Any ideas?

Jen
 

MrT

Arachnoking
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Is the leg still pink?
I've never heard of this. Does the leg work?

E
 

LunarFaery

ArachnoDiva
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Yes its still off color and its still using it. I dont have a clue as to why tho. Ive tried several times to take a picture but it hauls t butt back into its burrow.

Jen
 

Kali

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Mine tend to hide after molting, so while I've never seen this, it is possible i've merely missed it. Is it a sling? if everything else is in full working order, it is probably ok. good luck. my P. fasciata sling ate one of her legs a couple of days before molting, and now it won't let me check its progress.

Kristin:?
 

WYSIWYG

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Re: Your Sling

Did your sling have all 8 legs before it molted?

The reason I ask is because a couple years ago, I received
a beautiful B. smithi 4 inch critter who must have somehow
injured himself in transit. When I went to get him out of the container, he decided he only needed 7 legs and the 8th leg remained in the container. I quickly named him Siete (spanish for Seven).

When he molted, he grew the 8th leg, but it looked nothing like
the other seven legs. In fact, it looked more like a thin black stick.
A couple molts after that, it looks like a normal leg again, though
if I look closely, I can see it doesn't have quite a much color on it as the other 7 legs. I think after the next molt, it will be impossible to tell he ever lost it to begin with. :)

Wysi

P.S. If you want to see the "black stick" you can check out my
photo at:

http://www.linuxservers.2y.net/wysiwyg/siete_small.jpg
 
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