Oddly-colored hisser nymphs

InvertSam

Arachnopeon
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Hey guys,
I've had a small colony of regular hissers for a while, and lately I noticed that a litter (is that the right word?) of nymphs seem to have really pale legs and exoskeletons. *see pic*



This guy in particular has a crumpled like look to his exoskeleton. I don't think the crumpled look is caused by low humidity, as this is the only one. Might just be just a bad molt. I'm still at a loss when it comes to the white legs though. Is this normal or is there some deficiency that's causing this?

I try to feed them a variety of fruits as well as fish flakes and dog food for protein.
 

ZephAmp

Arachnobaron
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Some nymphs are just born like that. He might molt later than others from his litter but eventually he'll be just fine.
 

jebbewocky

Arachnoangel
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First picture I've seen online of a hisser nymph. Now I know for a fact that my hissers are not breeding. Oh well, I can always buy more and/or heat things up and see if that helps.
 

Dreadz

Arachnoknight
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Are you sure that the hisser nymphs didn't just get done molting and are hardening up?:?
 

InvertSam

Arachnopeon
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Dreadz:
I don't think they've just molted. They've been like that for a while and I just checked them today again. No change...

Here's a pic of the same nymph I took today. There are several others with the same degree of pale exoskeletons, I've just singled this one out because he looks odd.

 
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