When I brought my Byblis liniflora home on November the 28th, I noticed a smal,l white insect-like body on the soil in the glass terrarium. With, one long, thin leg. My immediate reaction: 'Ew, at least it won't be there for long...'
A couple hours later, I came back to check on the Byblis, and to my horrible surprise the leg was moving...in all directions until it caught onto something, then contracted and pulled up the little rice-like body and did that again...
Obviously, the 'one legged spider' had no way of getting food (unless it can steal Byblis prey, which isn't much) , it was probably in a lot of pain from having the rest of its 7 legs ripped off by something, so it would be dead in a couple of hours. Turned out the creepy little critter somehow managed to survive in there, and tomorrow (the 28th) would be the day it's spent at least a month in that tiny terrarium.
I can't get it out or 'put it out of its misery' because the Byblis plant is in the way, and I don't want to damage it...
How in the world has it managed to survive and move around with one leg, for a month?! What do I do? Lol. do I like...leave it in there to die by itself, or will it continue to live there?
It's really creepy. i can try to get pics of it, if wanted.