Pseudomantis albofimbriata leg amputation

Mantisfinatic13

Arachnopeon
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Hello everybody, recently i created a post about how my male falsie had an injured leg. Je molted today and when i opened his enclosure his back leg was still inside the molt. so i gently pulled out the molt and his leg slid right out (he already completed mouting and was walking around his home). but when i did his leg was all wiggly and bent. it may have been a humidity issue HOWEVER the rest of his body was fin and the molt was in one peace. should i amputate it? and if so how?

p.s he still has one more moult left till adulthood
 

Almadabes

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I'm gonna say no.
I have heard of people doing that.

But I have seen one of my T's drop a leg with the exact same problem on their own.
It's much safer if they do it themselves.

The reason his leg is all wonky is cause he did not take it out, stretch it, and pump fluids through it like with the rest of his appendages.
It may get a little better and he could decide to keep it. If not, he's likely to amputate it himself.

Give him some time - mine took like 20 days to drop it.
 
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Almadabes

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will i still be able to breed him?
I haven't bred anything yet - Hopefully, someone with experience can chime in about injuries and breeding.

IMO, Yes, Most likely - They're very adaptable.

But don't take my word for it, look for more insight.
 
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