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Finally caught one mid molt

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MikeofBorg, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. MikeofBorg

    MikeofBorg Arachnosquire

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    It’s my little Brachypelma hamorii sling. This will be its fourth molt since I got her in April. I say her because I have my fingers crossed it’s a girl.

    And what is it with slings and sideways molting?
     
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  2. MikeofBorg

    MikeofBorg Arachnosquire

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    Little thing isn’t wasting anytime getting out of that old skin. Wow
     
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  3. MikeofBorg

    MikeofBorg Arachnosquire

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    This is 24 hours later. It is finally getting the adult coloration. I tried measuring it, but it was not fully stretched out. At about 3/4 stretched out it was just over 2 1/2 inches. It’s was 3/4 of an inch when I got it from Fear Not Tarantulas in April. It stopped burrowing the molt before this one and has been staying out. I can’t wait until it is fully grow and has all the colors.

    I have to say though raising a sling from so small has been so enjoyable and educational. I got my Avic at just under 2 inches so it was more a juvenile than a sling. Watching this little thing grow and change each molt is amazing.
     
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  4. weibkreux

    weibkreux Arachnosquire Active Member

    Raising a T from a fragile sling to murder tank really gives a good feeling of accomplishment. Hope yours is a female like you wanted. ;)

    Of all the slings I purchased this year, the largest so far are my LPs, ranging from 2-2.3", still waiting for them to show some adult colors.
     
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  5. Teal

    Teal Arachnoking Active Member

    Very cool! Watching molts is one of the best parts of keeping Ts!

    At that size, the molt should be sexable :)
     
  6. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yea my little 113’s are trucking along nicely, just a matter of time before my
    H.Pulchripes and C. Cyaneopubescens are full on M1Abrams :)
     
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  7. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnopeon Active Member

    I had two of mine molt during the middle of the same night not long ago and I was so bummed out I didn't turn on the light in the wee hours to see what they were doing and get a few photos. Yours is super cute. Congrats on your growing (hopefully) girl!
     
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  8. MikeofBorg

    MikeofBorg Arachnosquire

    My A. seemani sub adult male was a Caterpillar earth moving machine in another life I believe. The little guy is always redecorating and adding chambers to his burrow at night. And he seems to love to pile the freshly excavated dirt into his water dish. Which I then have to clean after every one of his late night burrowing routines.
     
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