So sad......

Talkenlate04

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My P. Metallica male matured today......... but he seems to have suffered a wet molt. In this picture he is alive believe it or not. But I will be putting him in the freezer here in a bit because there is no way he is recovering from this mess. :( This sucks, I really hate it when things die in my collection.
 

Miss Bianca

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wet molt?

oh my!! I've never seen OR heard of this before.. I am so sorry.. how does this happen and how can it be avoided if at all... wow... really I am so sorry..
 

WARPIG

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That def sux. I am currently waiting on a male to mature and I would be royally bummed if that happened.

Sorry for the loss of a sweet T.

PIG-
 

Zoltan

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I'm sorry Ryan. He looks really bad, like he was fried. It always sucks to lose one of our little friends. :(
 

Sr. Chencho

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Que Lastima;

Sorry about your loss, Ryan. I bet he was a looker before his molt. Once I saw the picture, he reminded me of the first transformation attempt of the movie, "The Fly".
Poor thing, he looks in pain. He's in a relaxed place now, Arachnoheaven.

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equuskat

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I've heard of a "wet molt" but had no idea how devastating it could be. He looks so miserable there, poor guy. :( Very sorry for your loss.
 

von_z

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Ouch! It hurts just looking at that. Sorry Ryan.
 

SoupyC

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Thats exactly what my A. versicolor looked like when he kicked off. What is that? I've never heard the term 'wet molt'.
 

jeff1962

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I am very sorry to hear that. :( I know you lost that big pokie also. :( What a rough week. :(
 

Rick McJimsey

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so sorry about that, i lost my little p.ornata to something similar
he left a pretty molt btw.
on a lighter note, the b.smithi i got from you molted AGAIN today
 

Moltar

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Yikes. Man, that is sad. It's painful to even look at. Was there anything unusual at all leading up to the molt behavioral or otherwise?
 

verry_sweet

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Poor little guy my condolences Ryan :(

Looks to me like his abdomen wasn’t quite ready for a molt. It looks paper thin. Is that what a wet molt is? When they molt before the new exo is ready and they spring a leak?
 

sylverbullit

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sorry for your loss! That royaly sucks!

So. . . . what is a wet molt? and what causes it?
 

johnharper

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Is a wet molt a problem with the tarantula or is it more of an issue with the humidity being too high? Sorry for your loss Ryan

John
 
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