legs after moult???

dejey

Arachnopeon
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hi sorry if this has been asked before but i could not find anything on it.
we have a curly hair (Brachypelma albopilosum), which we've had now for about a year, so presuming the pet shop was right it is now about 2years old, it gave up eating for two months then moulted as usual,(3rd moult since we've had it) anyway its 2nd set of legs are not right?? they seem slighty smaller/thinner than the others, and slighty lighter but instead of its feet being on the ground the legs bend upwards and its feet come over it and are in front of its mouth, does anyone know why? or if this is effecting it in any way, it hasnt eaten now since it moulted (3weeks)
thanks in advance for any help
dj

pic of last moult
 

Greyhalo

Arachnoknight
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I'm not really sure what you mean by the 2nd set of legs being bent upwards and its feet come over it. From the exuvium I dont notice anything wrong. If you could get a picture of tarantula itself showing the problem it would help greatly.
 

dejey

Arachnopeon
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I'm not really sure what you mean by the 2nd set of legs being bent upwards and its feet come over it.
its front legs are fine, then the 2nd pair bend upwards over the 1st pair and cross in front of the Ts head, very strange looking, if it comes out of its pot then i will snap it and post it on here, just rarely moves now, getting v.worried, as it hasnt eaten,
 

mikeymo

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hum.. well don't worry about not eating. a t that size probably needs at least 10 days before it will accept food after a molt. The only other time i've seen a "smaller" leg is on my rosie. i bought her at about 3 inches with only 7 legs. She's molted to about 3.5 inches and the eight leg came in much thinner then the other 7. She usually keeps that leg up on the tank while the others are on the ground...

i don't know if this helps at all :S
 

Gesticulator

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Are you saying that the T had a bad molt? that the legs seems deformed? That can happen if the new exuvium begins to harden before it is able to pull out of the old one. If the T is able to walk, then it should be okay, and the legs may very well straighten out with the next molt. If it is unable to walk, you may have to "tweezer feed" it. A picture would be helpful.
 
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