1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

A. geniculata pre-molt.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by mconnachan, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    Advertisement
    That's what I thought from a fast growing sp. well I'll know soon enough, I have a nice new enclosure for after the molt, lovely display sp.
     
  2. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    When I awoke this morning my A. geniculata was on her back, it looks like s/he's just flipped over as there are no signs of movement yet, I'll up-date when the process is finished, but great news, so that's been 8 days of pre - molt, that's pretty fast for a big juvenile.
     
  3. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    A quick up-date, my A. geniculata has flipped back onto it's legs, so that was about 2.5hrs from flipping onto it's back then molted, then flipped back, every time this happens I'm amazed at how much size they gain, all that mass inside the exuviae, I haven't measured anything yet, I'll wait until later to take some pictures etc.
     
  4. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    Just had a quick look to see how it's getting on, the colours are outstanding, unfortunately it looks like the genic is munching on the molt, either that or it's holding onto it for dear life....lol.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    IMG_0745.JPG
    My newly molted A. geniculata, with it's stunning new colours, check out those red setae, from being a bald coot to a red abdomened beauty, still have to sex the molt, I tried sexing the exuviae, it seemed like there was a little flap, which my pin kept catching on but it was very slight, so I'll wait until the next molt to be 100% on the sex.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Cookie Cookie x 1
  6. TRection

    TRection Arachnoknight Active Member

    164
    101
    43
    Canada
    Beautiful T you got there :) im happy to see the molt went well, Im dealing with the same thing with my A.Genic right now, Shes been in that "Black grape" state for about a week now but is still just chilling on her hide like she always does with no signs of actually molting any time soon haha
     
  7. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    Your A. geniculata will web a molting mat about 24 hours prior to the molting process, then you'll know the molt won't be far off. Good luck and hope all goes well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    IMG_0756.JPG

    Here she is in her new enclosure, this was a few days ago, she took her first meal in my care today, I've not got any pictures of the feeding. Next time I'm going to record the attack, it was awesome.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Love Love x 1
  9. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    I've had ten of them, all slings for a few months now, and I must say they are a very rewarding species to keep. Incredible takedowns even when they were just specs. Absurd growth rate and gosh, those colours coming in :jawdrop:
    I absolutely love them. Watching a WWE match is dull compared to feeding these 'ravenous murdertanks' as @The Grym Reaper calls his.
    I'm beginning to get a little worried about them growing so fast though, since I have ten. Might have to get them their own cabinet :D
    For those of you wondering why I have ten...it was an offer. And I am Dutch. That's why :p