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LP BAD MOLT

Seamus

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Leave her be.. She's had enough stress to deal with and if she really wants she will drop the legs herself without issue :)
One of our poecilotheria striata moulted badly and dropped 4 legs but is doing really well and still climbing around and eating so they know best :)
I totally agree with you thank you for your advice
 

m0lsx

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Tarantula Club Member
Hi guys just a quick update on my big girl. Looks like the bleeding has stopped she is moving around but seems to be dragging a couple of her legs so unsure as to just leave her and see how she copes as I don't really want to remove her legs as I don't think I could do it . Any thoughts guys
Great to hear she survived. Just leave her, to decide what is best for herself now.
 

Arachnoclown

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Sorry to hear about your spider. I dont know why i didn't see this thread until now. I wanted to share a few pointers to help with what I do with a spider that is stuck.

When your trying to remove the stuck exoskeleton think of how you sex a molt. You drop that molt on water it just floats... add a small drop of dish soap it sinks. Using just water to help a spider get unstuck doesn't work very well. It only takes the smallest drop of soap to make all the difference. Avoid the booklungs...we don't want them blowing bubbles. Just a little joke there...avoid the booklungs though.

Sorry for you loss
 

Seamus

Well-Known Member
Sorry to hear about your spider. I dont know why i didn't see this thread until now. I wanted to share a few pointers to help with what I do with a spider that is stuck.

When your trying to remove the stuck exoskeleton think of how you sex a molt. You drop that molt on water it just floats... add a small drop of dish soap it sinks. Using just water to help a spider get unstuck doesn't work very well. It only takes the smallest drop of soap to make all the difference. Avoid the booklungs...we don't want them blowing bubbles. Just a little joke there...avoid the booklungs though.

Sorry for you loss
Thank you good to know
 

Frogdaddy

New Member
Sorry to hear about your spider. I dont know why i didn't see this thread until now. I wanted to share a few pointers to help with what I do with a spider that is stuck.

When your trying to remove the stuck exoskeleton think of how you sex a molt. You drop that molt on water it just floats... add a small drop of dish soap it sinks. Using just water to help a spider get unstuck doesn't work very well. It only takes the smallest drop of soap to make all the difference. Avoid the booklungs...we don't want them blowing bubbles. Just a little joke there...avoid the booklungs though.

Sorry for you loss
So you're saying add a small drop of soap to the water you're spraying on the old exoskeleton, and avoid spraying the book lungs. Thank you for the info, I hope I never have to use. It.
 
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