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Who molted today?

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

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  2. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire

    A62F5F03-32D0-49E5-8E30-86962AB0A985.jpeg 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
     

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  3. volcanopele

    volcanopele Arachnosquire

    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)
     
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  4. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    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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  6. Greasylake

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  7. mushuporker

    mushuporker Arachnopeon

    Yeah. Sorry didn't mean to steal them, but I really like that T. Is it a difficult species?
     
  8. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnodemon Active Member

    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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  9. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

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    In the future you can just quote the post and it'll notify the person that you quoted them ;)

    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.
     
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  10. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    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. :p


    Artorias, 0.1 Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

    Also had my Psalmopoeus langenbucheri molt, couldn't snap any pics of the little bugger though.

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  11. lazarus

    lazarus Arachnosquire

    This is how a 5th instar Euathlus sp. San Felipe looks like, it's in a 25ml vial
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  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    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.

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  13. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    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!!

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    And one of my OBT Army juvies is molting as I type!
     
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  14. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    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
     
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  15. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    They must've fudged that one then ;)
     
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  16. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    My Harpactira pulchripes and G. pulchra moulted this weekend; they'll need bigger containers pretty soon!
     
  17. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    Oh, so that's what your spider was doing! :hilarious:
     
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  18. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire

    Yes, and it’s just been laying there for days!
     
  19. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    D. diamantinensis and T. rasti
     
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  20. Went away for the weekend. Came home to a freshly molted MM A. avicularia!
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