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  • Half throwing a tail

    I'm just wondering if anyone else has encountered this.

    One of my newest babies half threw its tail, but didn't and it re-connected/healed or whatever you want to call it.

    Boink - from MaddoxDobbes - was very skittish due to transport. She was not super thrilled. She went into a 5 gallon QT tank once she got home. She hid for a few days and I just let her go. After about 4 days, I decided to go find her and check on her. I noticed her tail was EXTREMELY floppy - not just FTS but flopping around like it was disconnected. I have not yet witnessed a tail drop, so I figured that's what was going on and left her alone, but not after taking a picture.

    I took a picture because it looked like the skin was starting to disconnect. I haven't ever witnessed a tail drop, but I assumed it went faster than this :P Either way, it was photo worthy: (note: the plant was kind of holding the tail up at this point. If it wasn't there, it would be flopped at about a 90* angle and the open skin was stretched more, but not bloody or anything. She had extremely minimal use of it)
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    I checked to make sure the tail didn't become necrotic or anything or I would have helped her finish the job. Instead, it re-connected. The seam healed, and the tail is no longer floppy. I didn't think this was possible due to how floppy it was when I first saw it.

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    If I would have taken a picture of her like this when it happened, it would have a severe kink where it comes out of her rump. I noticed that it was floppy first by how when she was laying curled up the tail was almost directly underneath her! Now it is back to being a normal tail. It is a touch weaker than typical, but not floppy at all.
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    Has anyone else had this happen?

  • #2
    i mean it makes sense that that happened cool pics, glad the tail is back to normal
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    • #3
      It may be from my misunderstanding of the mechanics of tail throwing. I figured once the bones were disconnected, that would be game over for any kind of real control of the tail or sturdiness at the base. It's just strange is all

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      • #4
        The fracture planes probably never sundered and the flesh healed cleanly.
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        • #5
          I do vaguely remember seeing a similar thread. From what I remember the tail healed fine except for a small scar that ended up looking like it was part of the pattern on the tail anyway. Glad to hear Boink didn't lose her tail completely!!
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