24 hours and 7 molts

Mendi

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This is pretty strange but I had 7 different species molt since about this same time yesterday...
A.anax -- sling
A.eutylenum -- sling
A.seemanni -- matured male
B.albopilosum -- sub. male
B.smithi -- sub. male
C.fasciatum -- female
P.scrofa -- juv female

And if we were to include the prior 5 days I had 2 A.hentzi. Normally I might get one molt a week, but seems this late spring rains we've been getting here mimiced the monsoon and caused a mass shedding zone here in east TN

Here's the subadult B.smithi... Yeah I know, everyone posts them right afterwards, but I rarely get tired of seeing how colorful they are right afterwards.
 

Mendi

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Here's the A.seemanni being very shy about his new looks...
 

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Now for a really fresh B.albopilosum male
 

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And finally my female C.fasciatum :D She wasn't in her sweetest mood, maybe she had PMS post molt syndrome :rolleyes:
 

Mendi

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found 1 I'd forgotten

Well, as the excitement of finding so many of my kids in different attire earlier, I left one out of the count. The only reason I found it was I had placed the exuvias in moist towels to soften them up and checked to see how they were coming, when I found number 8... My sling TigerRump had molted too. It's the largest of the slings that molted in the group.

I guess I'm glad I missed getting to watch them all molt though, my nerves would have been shot. Maybe this isn't so uncommon with you that have kept Ts longer but it sure set a record for me. How many have you found molted the same day? Is this an uncommon happening? Or does several days of rain and humidity cause this to happen fairly often in your experience? I'm just happy that no one had any troubles for me to find afterwards
 

conipto

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I think alot of us have noticed they seem to molt in groups. When it recently warmed up here, I had my B. smithi, P. irminia, P. formosa, and both of my P. ornata's molt. One of my P. ornata didn't make it through the molt, and I have an L. parahybana that blackened up at the same time.

Congrats on everything being succesful!

Bill
 

skadiwolf

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oh wow mendi they are so beautiful! fantastic pictures too, congratulations. :)
 

caligulathegod

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I had three molt over a weekend (friday through monday), whcih considering I only owned 3, I was impressed. I had just bought a fourth one that weekend but didn't expect it to molt.

The most exciting for me was the smithi. It got its adult colors and also I was able to confirm it was a female. What a beautiful spider that one is.
 

Immortal_sin

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mine molt in groups as well...
I think the most I've had in a 24 hour period is 4...not counting slings from the same eggsac anyway!
 

Sean

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I bought an usambara that molted the like a week before i bought her, and i have an l.parahybana that darkend up completly last week
 

Neo

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I had a T that molted 4 times in two weeks lol. The most molt per day was during late summer last year, 3 T's molt in 24 hours.

Thats cool though watching all of them molt.
 

MrDeranged

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Originally posted by Neo
I had a T that molted 4 times in two weeks lol.
I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no way that 1 T could molt 4 times in two weeks......

Scott
 

Brandon

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Scott,
Im willing to take that bet ;) Lol I really have no idea but ill try it with my A versicolor slings and see ok?

Sincerely,

Brandon
 
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