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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by T Frank, Dec 30, 2007.
Homoeomma sp. Fire/Red
Surprise molt from my juvenile female Nhandu chromatus who ate just a week ago.
Juvenile N. chromatus and juvenile H. villosella both molted yesterday. Neither molts could be used to check gender.
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.
My P. Metallica molted today. Still needs to harden but she/he is starting to show some colors of blue.
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!!
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.
I had a Gbb and B. vagans molt yesterday
N. tripepii #2 molted today, went from 5/8 inch to 1 inch. I rehoused it from a vial into a Hobby Lobby matchbox car display case. (Yay! Vials are not my favorite thing to deal with.)
Minerva, my female L. klugi, molted yesterday, and went from 2 and 5/8 inches to 3 inches. You can just start to see the red abdomen coming through a bit more now. Will post another round of photos of the whole bunch in a couple of weeks.
Alllllll my Ts are moulting. K brunnipes last night, b. albo tonight and p. pulcher tonight.
Pseudhapalopus sp blue sling molted and is exactly the same size. Tiny.
Hapalopus sp. large sling molted yesterday. Third time since i had it. Growing like a weed. One of my favorites slings. The webbing it does is so neat to look at.
Juvie B. vagans
Also discovered the discarded molt of my C. fimbriatus. I'm guessing she molted within the last week.
I've had three more moult since the the Homoeomma sp. Fire did on the 9th:
2x M. balfouri slings (not sac mates) (one yesterday, one today).
1x H. pulchripes (I think around the 10th)
I have a P. metallica that is all webbed in and was looking ready to pop the last time I saw it 5-6 days ago. I'm hoping for the next couple days.
Bonus chubby K. brunnipes, one meal since the last moult:
2” G. actaeon molted today, one month after I brought him/her home! She ate a cricket just a few days ago, so I actually had no idea a molt was so close.
D. diamantinensis has been fat, shiny, and unusually reclusive so I suspect premolt.
Why can't my dirt look like that
Ginger, my female B. boehmei, molted today and is now 3 and 3/4 inches and absolutely stunning.
@nicodimus22 And you take such stunning photos. Stunning specimen, stunning photos.
I feel like you're holding out on us here.