molting

  1. L. klugi

    L. klugi

    No perhaps yet.
  2. Xenesthis

    Xenesthis

  3. Moulting Acanthoscurria geniculata Sub-Adult Female

    Moulting Acanthoscurria geniculata Sub-Adult Female

    It's been just over a year since she moulted last. Her exuvia measured 6".
  4. Juvie LP Doing the Deed

    Juvie LP Doing the Deed

    It’s a boy!
  5. Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii During molt

    Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii During molt

    Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (Spiny Flower Mantis) molting to L4
  6. Pamphobeteus sp. "Mascara" moult

    Pamphobeteus sp. "Mascara" moult

  7. B. auratum molting

    B. auratum molting

    Female auratum finally molted after few years .... from dull brown/gray to jet black
  8. Sling moulting

    Sling moulting

    Hysterocrates sling moulting inside the burrow
  9. Grammostola pulchra Juvenile Female - 3"

    Grammostola pulchra Juvenile Female - 3"

    My soulmate spider, Onyx, moulted today. :)
  10. Our baby A. Avic molted this evening!

    Our baby A. Avic molted this evening!

    I thought this photo was just stunning. The ghostly hue, the amazing blue coloration that transitioned into black later... I’m in awe!!
  11. She is free!

    She is free!

    The molt is completely off now. Looks like a rehousing in a couple of weeks.
  12. Old clothes coming off.

    Old clothes coming off.

    It is always fascinating to see no matter how many times we've seen it.
  13. Time to get bigger

    Time to get bigger

    A perfect example of a molting mat and my P. platyomma molting. Last molt she nearly doubled in size. I will be excited to see how this turns out.
  14. 2" Acanthoscurria geniculata [ventral sexing]

    2" Acanthoscurria geniculata [ventral sexing]

    A genic preparing to molt. ~2"
  15. Consummate Pre-Molt Picture

    Consummate Pre-Molt Picture

    When anyone poses the question, “Is my ___ in pre-molt?” We can link to this with the caption, “If it looks like this.” Isn’t this textbook though? Little round mat, all spread out ready to jump into the new clothes. Doesn’t get anymore pre-molt than this. BTW: little G. rosea.
  16. Ungoliant

    Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery

    She-Ra, a mature female Kukulcania hibernalis (southern house spider) I've had for over 7 years, was hopelessly stuck in her molt. I wasn't confident that I could help her, because these spiders are so small and delicate when compared to tarantulas, and she had not even begun to extract her...
  17. Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [7/7]

    Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [7/7]

    I gently placed her back in her web so she can recover. She is a fighter, and I hope she pulls through. (The leg at the end of her abdomen is from a previous molt.)
  18. Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [6/7]

    Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [6/7]

    Here she is after the surgery. She looks rough, and some of the legs may harden crooked, but she is very much alive.
  19. Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [5/7]

    Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [5/7]

    Eventually I had removed as much of the old abdomen as I could without tearing the delicate skin of the new abdomen. (I'm not sure, but there might still be trace amounts around the pedicel and book lungs.) Then I saw that one of her left legs was still encased in the old exoskeleton.
  20. Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [4/7]

    Kukulcania hibernalis Molt Surgery [4/7]

    Having removed the loose, easy sections, I could see that some of the abdomen appeared to be stuck around the book lungs and epigastric furrow. I continued using the water dropper to try to soften and separate.
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