Yeah, damaged areas on pedes can turn black, and that pede looks like it's been through hell. But everything behind the injury, if that's what it is, looks to be working fine, right? It might be ok and when the next molt comes around the black patch should be gone and it should have new legs where they are missing ...if it lives to molt again. Good luck. It'd be cool if you posted a pic if it molts again to compare it to the pics you have now.
yeah this pede has really been abused, i recieved it as is in the mail hopefully it will recover i gave it a pinky 5 days after i let it settle in there were no scraps so the appetite seems healthy hopefully it lives.Ill be sure to post some pics if it makes it to the next molt. thanks for your help - abott