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Softening a molt

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Exo, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    I there any way to make a shed skin soft again? I want to confirm the sex of my smithi, but the abdomen of the molt is all curled up.
  2. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    little bit of water, like maybe one mil, in a zip lock with the molt. seal it up and put it somewhere warm for at least 12 hours, and you are good to go. Just don't use too much water.
  3. deathcrew

    deathcrew Arachnoknight

    You can also wrap it in moist paper towels for a couple of hours.(just did this today, works great)
  4. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Could I drip a little water on just the abdomen and put it in a bag?
  5. ClosedBook

    ClosedBook Arachnopeon

    ^This works for me everytime.
  6. nikinizor

    nikinizor Arachnosquire

    I put it in a jar of 50% rubbing alcohol and within a few minutes it is completely flexible and can be 'shaped' or manipulated however you like. then once it dries it will stiffen again...