Advertisement Tarantula molt stuck at cephalothorax (thorax, not abdomen) Old and new cephalothorax (Thus the living tarantula) are kind of "welded" or "fused" together. I think what happened is that the tarantula was in a too tight space when molting. It got itself into an emptied piece of wood. All the legs are out so also the abdomen. But somehow maybe the tarantula has not been able to push the whole exoskeleton away enough from its body and somehow the exoskeleton felt back on the (exhausted?) tarantula (the tarantula is upside down) and the two got "welded". I can see on its web where it was previous to moving away some kind of black liquid residue. Maybe there was some kind of injury. At this time the tarantula seem to have enough energy because it dragged the whole exoskeleton a few inches to change location. However, for 78 hours now that the molting is complete and it has been struggling to get rid of the remainder and nothing is improving since. Please, help! It seems a young tarantula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilean_rose_tarantula) because it is 2.5 inches in diameter. It was acquired by my daughter 2 weeks ago. I do not know a great deal about tarantula but started reading a professional book about them. I searched a lot over the internet and could not find any SPECIFIC answer to this problem. The tarantula has been out of its molt for 3 days and has been struggling since then to get rid of the complete exoskeleton. ALL LEGS ARE OUT but the WHOLE old exoskeleton with 8 old legs is stuck by the thorax as said, NOT by the "abdomen", the "abdomen" (i.e. the rear part of the tarantula) is completely free and out of the old exoskeleton. It is like you would have two tarantula on top of one another. I know most will ask for a picture but the description is clear enough. When gently turning the tarantula on its side it always comes back on its back and absolutely does not seems able to solve the situation. I did not disturbed it, simply put it on a paper towel, removed it from the habitat in order to fully re-humidified the habitat and then put it back there on the towel so that it is protected from any debris under. In the process I did moist the "edges" around the "joint" of the two thorax taking care not to interfere with the book lungs (located below the "abdomen"). Any advice relating directly to this situation would be greatly appreciated, especially from those that have encountered the SAME problematic. Kind regards, p.s. i am french. sorry if my writing is not perfect.