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    Thread: Sternum plate popped off!

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      Sternum plate popped off!

      So a few weeks ago, we gave a dubia roach to the P regalis. And after she finished, I noticed that much of the sternum plate was broken off, and I don't remember it being this way before. Though it didn't appear to be bleeding, so we just let her be. I suspect it was a bad molt, and maybe it was the roach that actually pulled it off? Well, this is a new picture, and she has survived this far without medical assistance.

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      H'mmm....as long as she is eating, no worries! It almost looks like a piece of dubia stuck there...but, I am probably way off! LOL
      T. stirmi 0.3.18, T. apophysis 6.5" 0.1.0
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      Acanthogonatus pi ss ii 0.2.0, Acanthogonatus francki 0.2.0, 1-Linothele fallax 0.1.0, A. vilches 0.1.0, Diplura sp. Sanguinea 1/2"

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      Well, this is totally odd. I have never heard or seen of this.

      As long as she is feeding/drinking normally, she should be OK and molt normally.

      Be interesting if she gets a new sternum plate.
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      Hmm very odd. I hope she continues to do well.

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      Yeah. Thanks guys...

      Those were my thoughts as well.. So long as she is eating I'll try not to worry... .. I even thought it was roach guts at first also... I "candled" her to be sure.. and.. Yeah... WOW!

      But as for never having seen something like this. Actually only once (tho not in person, And not nearly as severe). That spider lost a piece of the carapace in molt, the owner super-glued a piece of the old carapace on top, and the spider eventually molted fine... But as I said, This... Seems, a bit more severe.
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      In my estimation, pokies are the toughest T's I know of!
      T. stirmi 0.3.18, T. apophysis 6.5" 0.1.0
      N. chromatus 0.1.0, N. coloratovillosus 0.2.0
      G. pulchripes 0.1.0, A. geniculata 0.2.0
      P. regalis 0.2.0, Chilobrachy sai yok 0.1.0, Gorgyrella sp. black Africa 0.1.0
      L. parahybana 0.1.0, L. striatipes 0.2.0, L. klugi 0.1.0, Pamphobeteus sp. Santo Domingo 0.1.0
      Acanthogonatus pi ss ii 0.2.0, Acanthogonatus francki 0.2.0, 1-Linothele fallax 0.1.0, A. vilches 0.1.0, Diplura sp. Sanguinea 1/2"

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      lol... yeah.. them, and OBT's.
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      not much of an update... but I got some better pictures.


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