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E. pachypus leg is messed up

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Brianhogs, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Brianhogs

    Brianhogs Arachnosquire

    I noticed yesterday that my E. pachypus's leg was not moving when she walked. She basically just drags it around, but if I touch it, it will extend out or curls under her body. Im suprised that she hasn't removed it.

    Oh and if it helps, its her right rear leg.

    Can I do anything to help?
  2. clearlysaid

    clearlysaid Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I had this happen to an H lividum and H gigas once before... in both cases they threw it themselves, though. I would say you could help her throw it by, uh, pulling it off, haha... but I would think if it was bothering her so much she would do it herself.

    Edit... I also had a male G rosea that his back leg didn't work right, either... bought him like that so I dunno what happened but he never threw it and I left it alone. When he went to molt, though, the leg didn't come out of the molt so he ended up throwing it then.
  3. fartkowski

    fartkowski Arachnoemperor

    Yeh she will drop it herself.
    I also had an H gigas that did that.
    Do you see it leaking from anywhere?
  4. Brianhogs

    Brianhogs Arachnosquire

    No, but im pretty sure that she did on her abdomen at some point. I was looking at her one day and it looked like she had lost a lot of weight. I thought she was going to die. But that was about a month ago and she has been doing fine until now.

    I moved the leg around to see if it got cut or wounded but really I couldn't see anything wrong with her.
  5. fartkowski

    fartkowski Arachnoemperor

    If you don't see any leaking, I would leave it alone.
    She knows what to do.
  6. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    That why substrate hight is important, did she break it by climbing.
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