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BoyFromLA’s Tarantula Diary

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by BoyFromLA, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    March 14, 2019

    Molt alert! Pamphobeteus antinous is in the process of molting at the moment, and Brachypelma boehmei is already finished molting in the early morning.

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  2. dangerforceidle

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    I initially thought all three images were the same spider. Um... it seems to have become smaller as it moulted.

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  3. BoyFromLA

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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    03/15/2019

    Psalmopoeus cambridgei probably molted a couple of days ago, and I found the undeniable sign of it. I always find it so cute, and funny at the same time, when tarantulas throw away their old skins out of their nests.

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  5. BoyFromLA

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    First of all, two more tarantulas were added to my collection:

    Hapalopus sp. "Colombia, small"
    Hapalopus sp. “Colombia, large”

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    I tried to feed them as soon as I rehoused them, but both refused. I was so curious why, but now I have the answer.

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    I am sure the other one will molt soon as well.

    Also, one of larger Cyriocosmus elegans sling molted as well.

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  6. BoyFromLA

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    04/05/2019

    It is certainly not the great picture, but the best I can manage to get. After weeks of pre molt, Hysterocrates laticeps finally molted. Now the question is, should I rehouse it or wait for another molt?

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  7. BoyFromLA

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    04/11/2019

    Acanthoscurria geniculata sling is about to molt, and it looks like it’s a male.

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    04/13/2019

    After weeks of pre molting, Brachypelma hamorii, my smaller of the two, finally flipped to molt.

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    04/15/2019

    What a surprise. Without any hints what so ever, Xenesthis sp tenebris molted as if it is no big deal. No pre molt? Hello?

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  10. BoyFromLA

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    For today, it was Phormictopus cancerides sling’s turn to molt. It looked like it happened just right before I got home.

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    04/21/2019

    Just molted Caribena versicolor is munching on it’s old skin.

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    04/26/2019

    Two of tarantulas molted:

    • Lampropelma nigerrimum
    • Dolichothele diamantinensis

    It’s always to see tarantulas molt all at the same time or day or two apart from each other.

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  13. BoyFromLA

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    Recently molted Lampropelma nigerrimum is rehoused. I find it much easier to rehouse when tarantula is recently molted.

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    For today, it was Phormingochilus sp. rufus’ turn to be rehoused. It wasn’t for any particular reasons, but I just felt like it I guess.

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    04/28/2019 - 1

    Watching Hapalopus sp. "Colombia, small" molt makes a Sunday morning much happier, and brighter.

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  16. LailaQ

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    I love all of these. Thank you for sharing your arachnid family with us, @BoyFromLA :kiss:
     
  17. BoyFromLA

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    It’s back to back to back. Caribena versicolor just finished molting, and Ephebopus murinus is about to molt right now.

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  18. BoyFromLA

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    I can’t quite see the whole view unfortunately, but my Theraphosa blondi definitely molted.

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  19. BoyFromLA

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    Finally, Chilobrachys fimbriatus molted today. It was indeed about time.

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    I did not see it coming at all. I did not even come close to think it was in pre molt. Anyway, Phormingochilus sp. rufus sling molted today.

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