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My poor P. cancerides got stuck in her molt.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by LV-426, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

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    B17F9504-CFBB-4F65-9B16-0D30BD229A90.jpeg D1E8F475-DB34-4E65-BB33-AF12521DCD55.jpeg When I got home last night from work I had found my P. cancerides had molted and was still upside down. So I let her be, the noticed no movement. I contacted a friend here on the boards who gave me some advice. Unfortunately she had 2 back legs stuck, so I had to get her out. I finally did, but it looked like clear liquid came out of her epigastric furrow, and the legs that were stuck look limp. She is over 10 years old, she was alive this morning but still concerned. Time will tell. She was my 1st tarantula.
     
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  2. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire

    Wow, over 10 years old! Fingers crossed that she just needs to rest a bit after that workout.
     
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  3. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    Yeah...it got me thinking this may be her last rodeo if she pulls through. I doubt she’ll survive the next one.
     
  4. Man that’s a beautiful T you got there, all you can do is just wait it out at this point but hopefully all goes well.
     
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  5. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    Thank you. I just don’t want her to die under these particular circumstances. We want our Ts to live a good life, and die gracefully. Sometimes that doesn’t happen unfortunately.
     
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  6. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    E1B2D35A-C66D-4F84-B5BE-385B84669EC2.jpeg Quick update: just returned home from work...she is next to her water dish. Still alive.
     
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  7. Aarantula

    Aarantula Arachnobaron Old Timer

    NJ
    Damn this sucks. Hope she makes it.
     
  8. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    I think she will make it, but I think she nearing the end of her lifespan.
     
  9. Always sad to see hope it pulls through
     
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  10. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    AC2B88E3-410D-477A-B622-8ED755757FBE.jpeg Quick update: she is still alive albeit her two back legs that stuck are gimped out. Other than that I’m surprised at the resilience of this tarantula.
     
  11. ThorsCarapace22

    ThorsCarapace22 Arachnosquire

    Iv had a T molt and twist its own leg off and seeing that happen was garbage :/ hope everything goes well for the old timer next time round.
     
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