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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by T Frank, Dec 30, 2007.
My A. geniculata, Baron von Butterbean, molted today. Pretty fast, too. I woke up, he was on his back. I had an hour long conference call and checked on him, and he’s out! Testing his peds out and drying now.
He was about 4-4.5 inches, so I’m curious how much size he’ll put on. I haven’t successfully sexed him yet either (he was a bday present last month), so looking forward to that, but I suspect male. The suspense is killing me XD
Meridia, my 2.5” Nhandu coloratovillosus juvenile, molted this morning. Tertius, one of my Lasiodora klugi young juveniles (also ~2.5”), will molt imminently (it is flipped on its back in its burrow)
Our juvenile female T. stirmi molted for the first time with us! She is so pretty, from what I can see of her in her burrow lol
My juvie P. cam molted and I was able to sex the molt... John is a girl!
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Newbie here... What species is this? It's gorgeous.
Ah those are my pictures. That's a Pamphobeteus sp. "Machala" sling.
Yeah. Sorry didn't mean to steal them, but I really like that T. Is it a difficult species?
Good molt, but also a bad one. M. balfouri molted, but it had to lose 2 of its legs in the process, which are still in the old molt. At least it's still alive, and hopefully get them back next molt.
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They're not hard to keep. Moist substrate is about they need. They have a big appetite and grow fast, and are notorious for trying to eat literally everything. That sling tried to eat a stream of water once and yesterday it jumped and grabbed a cricket i was holding in my tongs before I could drop it in.
I used to be worried I wasn't going to like this T as much once she lost her sling coloration. I now realize that was just silly of me.
Artorias, 0.1 Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
Also had my Psalmopoeus langenbucheri molt, couldn't snap any pics of the little bugger though.
This is how a 5th instar Euathlus sp. San Felipe looks like, it's in a 25ml vial
My newly acquired Harpactira pulchripes has moulted. Sadly she's squashed her skin into her burrow. I was hoping she'd move it up so I could get it out with tongs. She came with some mites so wanted the moult and them out. I'm not prepared to demolish her burrow and stress her out after just moulting though to get it. Hopefully at least some of them will die in the dry skin and sub before finding her again.
Four months ago, my juvie N. tripepii molted. They didn't want to leave the molt and I had to leave, so I figured I would pull the molt for sexing when I got home.
Except they ATE JUST THE ABDOMEN.
Well, low and behold... right on their 4 month schedule... AND THIS TIME, I GOT THE MOLT.
I haven't been THIS happy about a T being female in quite some time!!
And one of my OBT Army juvies is molting as I type!
My Chilobrachys sp. Electric blue has moulted and turns out it’s a female.
Worth noting I bought it from TSS as a juvenile. @The Grym Reaper
They must've fudged that one then
My Harpactira pulchripes and G. pulchra moulted this weekend; they'll need bigger containers pretty soon!
Oh, so that's what your spider was doing!
Yes, and it’s just been laying there for days!
D. diamantinensis and T. rasti
Went away for the weekend. Came home to a freshly molted MM A. avicularia!