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Who molted today?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by T Frank, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

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  2. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Just ordered...
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  3. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I find that I don't need to do anything special to a molt to preserve it. What they shed is mostly made of chitin, which is pretty stable.

    The only time I process molts is to sex them, in which case I cut off the relevant part of the abdomen and leave it to soak in water (with a drop of dish liquid to reduce surface tension so the molt won't just float on the top) for a few minutes so it will spread easier.
     
  4. Andrea B

    Andrea B Arachnopeon

    Caribena versicolor molted early this morning. She/he is probably 1.25" spread out or maybe 1.5". The molt was still too small and fragile to spread out. At least for me. Baby T is looking very leggy but that may be because it's fresh out of its skin.
     
  5. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    My Grammostola pulchripes sling finally molted. Little dude's been tucked away in his burrow for a month.
     
  6. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Darn it, wrong thread, just realized :joyful:
     
  7. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron

    this happened yesterday but i was feeding my 4 stone centipedes (dont know there scientific names) when i got to one i noticed it seemed to be eating an old dead cricket so i pulled away the cricket only to notice it was actually the tale of a molt and upon closer inspection the pede was slightly grayish blue. i figured i already had enough to eat because it ate its molt and the molt seemed to be fairly recent so i decided against feeding it, i wish i had some pics but i couldn't get any good pics
     
  8. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnoknight

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    Cyriopagopus schioedtei molted and now I have my first mature male! Time to sell and make space!
     
  9. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Look what I just came home to~

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    Juvie A. geniculata
     
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  10. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Update: It's a male......
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  11. Kiraral

    Kiraral Arachnopeon

    I got 3 G. pulchripes slings at the end of November. Two molted awhile ago. The third has been in a burrow refusing food for a few weeks now. Just came home to find a freshly molted spider, who had added its molt to the door of the burrow. Super excited, as now my first three slings have successfully molted in my care :)
     
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  12. athlete96

    athlete96 Arachnosquire

    That first photo is so cool @Ztesch. Really nice.

    T. gigas moulted. Perfect moult.. will have to sex next week (hopefully).
     
  13. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnosquire

  14. Storm1028

    Storm1028 Arachnosquire

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    Hapalopus sp. Columbia Klein molted today
     
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  15. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    My Avicularia braunshauseni sling surprised me with a moult
     
  16. wetwork

    wetwork Arachnosquire

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    Phlogiellus sp. Palawan just molted. Found the exuviae but it's still in its hole.
     
  17. Michael bradley

    Michael bradley Arachnopeon Active Member

    Was shocked to wake up today to a fully molted
    Acanthoscurria geniculata
    Even though she ate last night.. she looks to have tripled in size!! But very camera shy so no pic today :-(
     
  18. Nhandu coloratovillosus. 1/2 to maybe 2/3 inch now?
     

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  19. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    My A. genic moulted yesterday.
    Male. I was worried about a possible bad moult as some of us do, but had been trying to remain optimistic about gender even though ventral sexing suggested otherwise.
     
  20. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnosquire

    I had a few T's molt this weekend.

    Phormictopus cancerides
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    Hapolopus columbia lg.
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    Nhandu chromatus X2
     
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