Why don't those babies grow?

boina

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My T. cyaneolum WC female had a sac last year. For the most part the slings developed well, but there were a couple that weren't:
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on the right is a normal sized sling and on the left are those that won't grow. Does that happen often? What's wrong with them? Can I do something? Both have molted a couple of times, but they've hardly grown at all during each molt and they only eat prekilled and even that only rarely. :(
 

Chris LXXIX

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Ah ah, they look like Arnold and Willis from Diff'rent Strokes :)

Uh, they will grow. Probably :-s
 

Rittdk01

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I have three Lp's that I got the same size...liiiitle bitty things. All three are now noticeably different in size from one another. Rollo is the biggest, already sporting all adult coloring. Topsy is just a molt behind Rollo. And Starbuck is three molts behind Rollo, and significantly smaller. All housed, fed and watered identically. Who knows???
 

Arachnomaniac19

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I had a M. balfouri for two years who wouldn't get past 1". Sadly he passed away. Chances are they're just genetically stunted.
 

cold blood

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most live and eventually grow to normal adults...occassionally one dies here and there, but usually if that happens, its early in life.
 
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