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A Geniculata Molt

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by phear_me, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    I've had my 1 year old male A Genic for about 6 weeks now and, as I suspected after 2 weeks of sitting in the corner and refusing to eat, he is now molting. The dead give away was when he made a web mat yesterday. I just got home to find him upside down on his web mat and not moving.

    I'm searching for my camera and I'm desperately trying to get some pics.

    How long should I give him before I start to get worried?

    Thanks!

    - phear

    p.s. Off to find my camera ...

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    Edit: I've now added some pics



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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  2. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    Up to 24 hours, especially if it's a big one.
     
  3. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    Then I suspect that I will awake to find a happy, healthy, soft A. Genic hiding in his hole.

    = )

    I'll commence with the feeding a week after he's all finished up. 6 weeks and I've got a bigger A.Genic - good timing for me.

    - phear
     
  4. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    If yours is big, I'd give it at least two weeks. The bigger they are, the longer they tend to take afterwards. :) Good luck!
     
  5. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    He's only about 3 inches pre-molt
     
  6. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    Then it *might* be two weeks, but probably not more than that. It depends on when the fangs finally turn black again, if yours is visible after the molt.
     
  7. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    Pics are up and posted
     
  8. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    To post pics directly on this forum, you have to use |IMG| and |/IMG| tags around the image url, where the vertical lines are normal brackets. :)

    EDIT: lol, nevermind, looks like you just got it.
     
  9. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    Well that was fast. His abdomen and thorax are completely out of the original shell and his leg segments are about halfway.

    The old shell is pinned up against the glass so I hope that won't be a problem. Looks like he planned it that way though.

    - phear
     
  10. Mushroom Spore

    Mushroom Spore Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    ...is that a venus flytrap? I always thought those were fairly delicate plants. :confused:
     
  11. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    Several legs on one side are out now and looks like he's working on the other side.

    Is this a new world record?
     
  12. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    I raised pitcher plants and venus fly traps as a kid so I have a lot of experience with carniverous plants.

    To answer your question; yes, they are delicate plants, when they're not plastic.

    = )
     
  13. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    okay he's done.

    All legs are out now he just has to ... roll over?
     
  14. desertdweller

    desertdweller Arachnoprince

    Well done. Good pics too. Will you post a pic or two when he is upright and has his sparkling new duds?

    Nice LOL on the plastic plant comment. :wicked:
     
  15. phear_me

    phear_me Arachnosquire

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    wow

    I am shocked at the size difference for this molt. My Genic is, seriously, about 60% bigger than he was prior to the molt. If you hold the old exo next to the spider the size difference is stunning.

    I got a great deal considering the dramatic size difference got for the first 6 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008
  16. tarandrew

    tarandrew Arachnosquire

    Where the heck did you find plastic fly traps?

    I was thinking of using real ones once I get a T. Blondi (since their habitats are pretty similar). I'm just afraid that my future T. Blondi will end up sitting on top of it.

    I raised fly traps and cobra plants as a child too :).
     
  17. kupo969

    kupo969 Arachnoangel

    You can totally tell they are fake o.o