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what to do.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by jb62, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. jb62

    jb62 Arachnosquire

    Hi ..
    My B.smith molted 5.5 SL and I know you wet the skin and open up the rump to sex it.. but wet it with just water?.
    And how do you dry it so it can be kept?.
    Thanks for any help..
    Can't wait to see if it's a girl :)

  2. Just use a small spray bottle to spritz it with water, wait a minute or two and then carefully try unfurling the abdomen. You have to be a bit on the gentle side to avoid tearing the exo. Once you've determined the sex, you can pose the legs and allow the molt to dry out naturally (doesn't take too long).

    Good luck.
  3. popcangenie

    popcangenie Arachnosquire

    bowl of water
    couple drops of soap
    and tongs

    open he rump and take a look ;)