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About a month back I got the order from hell.

Out of an order of ten Ts, 3 were DOA, two molted in transit and lost seven legs between them, and another T died a few days after arrival. (As I said, the order from hell.)

Of the two molters, one died a week later. The other, an H sanguiniceps, just molted and regrew the four legs it lost.

It's late, and I've never managed to take a good photo of a T, so I will pass on the documentation.

But I still wanted to share the good news.
 

Chris LXXIX

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What do you expected from an order "from hell"... being served top notch only because you have the '666' on your username? :pompous:

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beaker41

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It's crazy the bad molts they can come back from, I have had 4 leggers or even 3 leggers make it, as long as they can get around and catch their meals they have an amazing ability to recover their missing legs !
 

Thistles

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Geez, was this an international order or something? What did you and the seller put those spiders through?
 

Leila

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I am very happy for you (and the survivor.) :cat:

I am sorry that you received such a crappy lot recently though. Ugh. I know it has sucked...

You do have one little fighter though. :angelic: Congrats on the successful molt, love!
 

Thistles

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Yikes. Sorry to hear that, and I'm glad at least some made it okay.
 
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Update:

A couple weeks after I started this thread, the H sanguiniceps survivor lost two of its legs. They were very thin and had just grown with last month's molt, tso it's not that big of a surprise.

Today I am happy to report that the T molted again. It's now back up to 8 legs. One of the legs is very thin, so it might lose the leg.

But all in all, the T is doing quite well.
 

Leila

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Update:

A couple weeks after I started this thread, the H sanguiniceps survivor lost two of its legs. They were very thin and had just grown with last month's molt, tso it's not that big of a surprise.

Today I am happy to report that the T molted again. It's now back up to 8 legs. One of the legs is very thin, so it might lose the leg.

But all in all, the T is doing quite well.
Yessss!!!! :D This is great news!!
 

beaker41

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It's nice when they're small because you get to see the progress quickly vs adults ugh 2 years to grow a leg back !
 

johnny quango

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Update:

A couple weeks after I started this thread, the H sanguiniceps survivor lost two of its legs. They were very thin and had just grown with last month's molt, tso it's not that big of a surprise.

Today I am happy to report that the T molted again. It's now back up to 8 legs. One of the legs is very thin, so it might lose the leg.

But all in all, the T is doing quite well.
It's always great to hear a bad situation as finally turned the corner
 

Hoops71

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It fascinates me how these creatures can 're-grow' missing limbs. Where do these replacement limbs molt from??
 

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It fascinates me how these creatures can 're-grow' missing limbs. Where do these replacement limbs molt from??
The leg develops inside the carapace. Remember till the exoskeleton has hardened up it's soft and flexible. Once the molt occurs the new leg gets stretched out and it hardens. If the tarantula is a sling it'll get the whole leg back in one go. If it's a large adult it will often get a stubby leg the first molt and the full leg on the second molt since it only has so much room inside the carapace for the lost leg to grow.

The same is true of how the legs get longer and the rest of the body grows. It's "bunched up" underneath the old exoskeleton and gets stretched out and hardens up. That's why it's really important to not mess with the tarantula when it's molting as you can really cause damage to the soft exo.
 
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Grimmdreadly

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About a month back I got the order from hell.

Out of an order of ten Ts, 3 were DOA, two molted in transit and lost seven legs between them, and another T died a few days after arrival. (As I said, the order from hell.)

Of the two molters, one died a week later. The other, an H sanguiniceps, just molted and regrew the four legs it lost.

It's late, and I've never managed to take a good photo of a T, so I will pass on the documentation.

But I still wanted to share the good news.
Congrats on the survivor. That little one definitely has the will to survive right there
 

campj

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It's normal for a regenerating leg to be "thin" looking on the first molt after losing it. I doubt it'll lose it again, and next molt it'll look either normal or very close to it.
 
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