Saturday, July 10, 2021

Seven Plus One Equals Eight

My Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens only had seven legs when I got her. I didn't notice until I got home from the reptile expo where I picked her up. I had heard that tarantulas could regrow legs, but I was still bummed. What if it didn't grow back?

In this photo you can see she only has seven legs. Her left side leg 3 is missing. Well after a molt she as regrown the missing leg!

In this one you can see the regrown leg. This photo is from the bottom so it appears on the other side. But the leg is there! Her left side leg 3 is slightly smaller than the others, but it has grown back.

She stayed in her web hammock for several days after the molt. Today is the first time she ventured out to walk around on her new leg.

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