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Interesting Behaviour?? Injured T and Molt

I recently received 5 P. ornata, four of whom made the journey without incident, one of whom had for whatever reason, lost 6 of his 8 legs during shipping but was still alive; I've been nursing him for the last two days; when to my curiosity, I caught him molting this morning.
The slings are approximately 1/4" and I know that slings grow quickly, however none of the other specimens are showing signs of molting, only the injured one. It's a bit of a stretch since a study of one is worthless, however I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with a severely injured T going into a "forced molt" to rejuvenate their damaged bodies.
I would assume that it would take time for the missing limbs to begin regrowing in order to begin emerging post-molt; it could definitely be a coincidence too, but it's still really interesting to me given the extensive damage.

Interested in hearing what your guy's thoughts are on this.
 

Arachnoclown

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It may have been already to close to molt when it lost its legs. 1/4" is extremely small for a ornata. At eggs with legs stage they are much bigger then that. 3/4"-1" is what they are at 2nd instar when they are ready for sale. If you purchased them sooner then that it is unethical to sell and I would ask for a refund.
 
It may have been already to close to molt when it lost its legs. 1/4" is extremely small for a ornata. At eggs with legs stage they are much bigger then that. 3/4"-1" is what they are at 2nd instar when they are ready for sale. If you purchased them sooner then that it is unethical to sell and I would ask for a refund.
How are you measuring them? Diagonal leg length?
 
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