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Who molted today?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Chris_Skeleton, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

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  2. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnosquire

    It’s been about a week, but my smaller A. metallica molted and has fresh peach toes and lots of fuzz.

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  3. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnosquire Active Member

    My B. vagans moulted today while I was at work. Not entirely surprising as (s)he had the last meal 4 weeks ago, but a nice thing nonetheless. :)
    Now, I just hope (s)he'll bring me the moult, because there's no chance in hell I can get to it. :p
     
  4. athlete96

    athlete96 Arachnosquire Active Member

    N. tripepii did last night, ~1" to 1.25". Caught it in the act :eek:

    Shiny wet slings look gross. Very gross.
     
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  5. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    B. albopilosum Nicaraguan molted sometime this week about 5" now
     
  6. Andrea B

    Andrea B Arachnopeon

    Brachypelma baumgarteni "George" molted today. I've been waiting impatiently since he/she became mine for it to molt. It's been fasting since I got it. Doesn't appear to have gained much size. It is still about an inch DLS. But, it is nice to see a little hair on it's butt and I can kinda see what will become the orange on it's legs.
     
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  7. Luke Alexander

    Luke Alexander Arachnopeon

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    Looking into the container I’m keeping my b. Vagans in and I can see her/his molt. She/he is still in the burrow she/he made but I can see through a little window luckily.
     
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  8. Our Brachypelma albiceps molted. Ive been pretty impressed with the growth rate, comparing it to what I've read about others experiencing. Definitely faster than the boehmei.
     
  9. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnosquire Active Member

    Ha, yes, it's exactly the same with my B. vagans! :D Little window where I can see a nice red butt, but that's about it. I hope she'll emerge soon... I need a clear picture! :p
     
  10. MKNoiL

    MKNoiL Arachnopeon

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    Yeah! My little tiny B. Albiceps sling (0.2") finally molted... After 3 months of not eating and moving. :D
     
  11. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

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    Adult female Lampropelma sp. "Borneo Black"
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  12. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Damn she is pretty!!!!!
     
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  13. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

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    Drop-dead gorgeous and luckily for her, a mature male lives in the next tank over.
     
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  14. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnosquire Active Member

    Homoeomma sp. Fire/Red

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  15. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

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    Surprise molt from my juvenile female Nhandu chromatus who ate just a week ago.
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  16. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

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    Juvenile N. chromatus and juvenile H. villosella both molted yesterday. Neither molts could be used to check gender.
     
  17. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnosquire

    My two Euathlus sp Red slings molted for the fourth time since September. I put the predicted molt date in my calendar and was one day off. :p

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  18. Luke Alexander

    Luke Alexander Arachnopeon

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    My P. Metallica molted today. Still needs to harden but she/he is starting to show some colors of blue.
     
  19. quesarahsarah

    quesarahsarah Arachnopeon

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    Hey everyone! I've had my b. emilia since October. I was told then she was a confirmed female when I bought her at a reptile convention. Today she molted! I wanted to confirm she was a female myself but she decided to destroy the abdomen before I could get to it. I attached a picture of what was left, are you able to tell anything by this? I'm not sure if I'm looking at the right area at all since I'm still a beginner :) Any help would be appreciated!! I also attached her post-molt. She (hopefully) is pretty beautiful!! 20180211_210648.jpg 20180211_205359.jpg
     
  20. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Moderator Staff Member

    Clip the abdomen off and open it up so that you are seeing the inside of the abdomen (on the ventral side where the book lungs are). This is the area you want to focus on (but on the internal side):

    If you are having trouble opening the abdomen, soak it in a cup of water (with a drop of dish soap to break the surface tension) for a few minutes.

    Once you have opened the abdomen, and it's dried off a bit (water can cause reflections that obscure the details you want to see), post a picture on our molt sexing gallery.
     
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