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Old 05-22-03, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay... so I was taking out Legend my p. ornata (fringed ornamental tarantula) to hold him/her and take a few pics. Well, I decided that the bathroom had the best light. I go in and take about 5 pics... next thing I know Legend jumps off of my hand and into the sink, then quickly crawls down the drain !!!! I tried to grab him/her, but instead got it's leg and it pulled off (Hey, I tried... I really didn't mean for that to happen). I should've known. I mean, it IS an ORNAMENTAL!! My mistake

I was really sad. I know it was just a tarantula, but it was MY tarantula. And I still loved it a lot! I called up my buddies John and Alan (since Mike was at Home Depot ) and they comforted me.

So like this morning I wasn't thinking about it and just walts right into my bathroom to put my contacts in and such as usual. And there Legend is!! Just sitting in the sink under the plastic container (smart, right?? I put it there just incase, and lookie at what happened!)!!! I was extatic and pulled the thingy to close the sink hole then grabbed the lid under the sink and smoothly slid it under the container. I am sooooo freakin happy ... I thought I had lost him/her!!!

So yay!!!! Legend is back at home, safe and sound. But, there's only one problem. His/her leg is broken off. What can I do about something like that?

Thanks for reading <<< see, I told you I was happy! Or is it just because I drank a buncha MountainDew Code Red at school?? I swear that stuff makes me so hyper hahaha

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Old 05-22-03, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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She will regenerate it in the next few molts. It's really amazing to see a whole leg emerge from what would appear to be nothing at all. It will be smaller but it gets bigger with each molt. It will simply fold out from the molt like it had never been missing in the first place. I sure hope you get to see the molt take place I really love fringed ornamentals. I hope to have one someday. Right now I have a Salem Ornamental. I am glad you managed to catch her.
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how lucky!! were you gonna take some "look what i found in my bath tub!!" shots?? that would be funny
woo.....the molt/leg things sounds freaky.....
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sorry to hear about your tarantula i'm glad you found her/him. And wow i never knew they would grow back thier leg. I guess thats a good thing to know if mine ever loses hers lol. Well anyway i'm glad you found him/her just be careful the next time.
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actually, the sink trap (the P curved thing under the drain) usually holds water, your tarantula, I'm sure wanted no part of skin-diving with the possibility of drowning. You lucky, my snakes get in that position and they think it's a wonderful time to go for a swim (complete with underwater events lol). Glad you got her back.
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hey rachel sorry about me being at home depot i was getting ply wood for my burm cage. but its great to hear about your tarantula. hey babe call me on my cell k?
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Glad to hear you got your tarantula back.
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