Really bad molt

possumburg

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My P chordatus molted sometime last night. Looks like he is doing fine, but he is missing 3 legs. Not sure what went wrong there, but hopefully he will make it. As I said he looks fine other than the fact that he lost 3 legs. :confused:
 

Hentzi

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I am sorry to here that, but he should be just fine, I have a Aphonopelma Guatemalan blue SP had a bad shed and is now minus 2 legs and a spinneret and does just fine does not impeed her feeding habits at all.
 

7mary3

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I had a P. murinus that lost 3 legs and a pedipalp for no apparent reason in a molt. 2 molts later she was good as new. Changed her name from Usi to Tank.
 

Redneck

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Joey.. Congrats on the molt.. Sorry to hear about the lost legs.. But atleast s/he is alive.. That is the good thing.. They can always regen. their parts.. :)

*Edit* If you dont mind me asking.. How do you currently have it housed? Do you keep the substrate dry, moist, or in between?
 

possumburg

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Thanks. He still looks to be doing well, will keep an eye on him for the next day or 2 to make sure. But it looks like all will be fine!
 

possumburg

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Joey.. Congrats on the molt.. Sorry to hear about the lost legs.. But atleast s/he is alive.. That is the good thing.. They can always regen. their parts.. :)

*Edit* If you dont mind me asking.. How do you currently have it housed? Do you keep the substrate dry, moist, or in between?
Yeah I think he's gonna do just fine, just kinda weird ya know. On a side note before Friday I never had a molt, and now the other H. gigas I got from you is on his back, that makes 4 since Friday! What a week!
 

possumburg

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Right now I would say it is moist. I mixed peat and coco fiber and it's a little on the moist side, but not what I would call wet.
 
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