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Who molted today?

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

  1. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire

    My Avicularia minatrix molted and looks about 1.25” or so now, so I’ll be rehousing soon. My
    Dolichothele diamantinensis molted, but I haven’t seen it yet. It tossed out its old skin like a cheap suit.
    Edit: I forgot that my P. irminia molted some time ago, but just kicked out the molt since Friday.

    A. mooreae, B. hamorii, B. verdezi slings all in premolt. :)

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  2. Mini8leggedfreak

    Mini8leggedfreak Arachnoknight Active Member

    6EAD4B43-A103-4066-BCB5-3E846FC6CE47.jpeg Phormictopus cancerides

    Pet store find for 30$, I think it’s female but the molt was messed up so idk

    Still find it hard to believe how amazing the colours are on a spider.
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  3. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    One of my little P. ornata molted today. :happy:
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  4. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnobaron Active Member

    Confirmed molts;

    0.1 N. chromatus
    0.0.1 C. marshalli (perhaps wishful thinking, but I think I see the beginnings of a horn!)
    0.0.1 T. cupreus
    0.0.1 T. violaceus

    0.1 B. hamorii
    0.0.1 P. cambridgei

    I love molting parties. :p
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  5. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    My tiny Y. diversipes sling moulted today... finally. ;) It hasn't eaten since I got it a month ago, and there was a moult in the container already, but I had no idea when it actually did moult before.
    Now, we're back on track! :D
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  6. Clareesi

    Clareesi Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    My GBB sling actually molted (my phone keeps trying to say melted, yikes, not quite). He/put on some nice size and is enjoying a first meal since molt. IMG_20190306_131910_630.jpg
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  7. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnoknight Active Member

    E. murinus juvenile molted, it's a girl :woot:. My tiny P. sazimai also molted...it's still tiny. I swear after 4 molts in my care I don't think it's even gained 1/4". I'm resigning myself to the fact that it will be able to live in its small deli cup for a very long time o_O
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  8. My 1" Grammostola pulchra molted for the first time since I received it. Are those springtails on the right in the second image? I've never seen them in the enclosure before. Can't get a sharper photo, the clear plastic prevents it. Its abdomen was very fat before it molted, slimmer now. The springtails (if that's what they are) are on what appears to be a dark bolus of something. The feces I've seen are whitish, and this little one hasn't eaten in at least 4-5 weeks.

    Tarantula Grammostola pulchra-4046.jpg Tarantula Grammostola pulchra-4047.jpg Tarantula Grammostola pulchra-4059.jpg
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  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    After a long 1 year and 6 months, my 1” Grammostola pulchra finally molted! Molted on March 6 2019. It’s been a long journey I’ll tell ya.

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  10. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Had two moults the past week, both spiderlings: Ornithoctoninae sp. Hati Hati and Eupalaestrus campestratus. I'm astounded at how quickly the O. sp. Hati Hati is growing.

    I tried to sex the moult but ended up tearing it. I'll try again on the next instar. I did get around to moult confirming the suspect male P. tigrinawesseli and discovered my larger M. balfouri is also male. I'm having rotten luck with baboons. 3/5 that I've purchased as slings are male, with my two H. pulchripes having matured already. Still unsexed are a second M. balfouri, and an I. mira.

    I'm expecting my T. blondi to pop in the next few days.
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  11. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

    Psalmopoeus cambridgei & Pterinochilus lugardi. Both slings, so didn’t get the chance to take a photo.
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  12. Phia

    Phia Arachnopeon

    My second oldest GBB, Marisol, molted today! I got her as a confirmed female from a reliable breeder (Natures Exquisite Creatures) so I'm not worried about fetching the molt.

    My Aphonopelma sp., Margarita, molted out male lol. I had rescued him from a construction site. He was dug out by a backhoe at near adult size. It brings up a lot of interesting questions. I had heard we had Aphonopelma anax and Aphonopelma moderatum here where I live. As a juvenile, Margarita looked like a A. anax/hentzi, but he molted out into a pure black mature male like A. moderatum. Beautiful black except for a light dusting of red hair on the top of his bum. Very interesting!
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  13. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    I’d love to see photos of your Aphonopelma male both pre- and post-molt! :) I am by no means an expert on them but am always interested in learning more about our local species!
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  14. Phia

    Phia Arachnopeon

    Taking photos of my T is my favorite pastime lol! I'm afraid he wasn't too keen on being photographed. He molted maybe 48 hours ago. He's a little early. Around April the male tarantulas DO come out around here and you can see them stalking around. It's given rise to the belief that we only have black tarantulas and dark brown tarantulas lol. Marg was found just south of Nueces Bay. If you go a bit north, the males are noticeably more brown on the legs and carapace.

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  15. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I wish mine would molt. It's been over two years.
  16. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    Handsome T! :kiss: I just read on another thread (probably also regarding your T?) that A. gabeli mature males are all black. I did not know this! :) For some reason I had thought A. gabeli were overall gray (at least excepting MM’s) but it looks like their appearance is similar to A. hentzi?

    Also, two of my new little B. vagans slings molted today! :D
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  17. asunshinefix

    asunshinefix Arachnopeon

    My E. campestratus molted today! May as well be Christmas!
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  18. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnoknight Active Member

    G. pulchripes #2 molted last night, its a girl! Patiently waiting for #1 to molt but it looks quite different ventrally from #2 so I'm thinking its male, but we will see soon I hope.
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  19. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnoknight

    Moore, OK
    A. geniculata molted. It's a girl!
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  20. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    My juvie A chalcodes is moulting as I type this! I really hope I can confirm she is a female!
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