another P. trans molt

Galapoheros

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Already, another P. transvaalicus molt. This was the last one to molt out of 3 P. trans the last time they all molted. It just molted, and this time it did so before the other two molted. A male. Chela a lot bigger this time. Not much growth with this molt.


 

Aillith

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I love the way in which they exit their old exo. eg. your second pic.

Always makes me think of a random scene from a random alien movie.
 

Galapoheros

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Thanks. Always feel like I'm getting a new animal when that happens. Adulthood? I don't know:? . I lost count of instars. This is the first time I've kept this species. I don't know how to tell when they turn adult. How can I tell?
 

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Thanks. Always feel like I'm getting a new animal when that happens. Adulthood? I don't know:? . I lost count of instars. This is the first time I've kept this species. I don't know how to tell when they turn adult. How can I tell?
adult male P.trans will have a bulbous chela on their last molt.

Your pics looks like a male P.trans but I could be wrong because I'm only looking at a picture.
 

Galapoheros

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You're right it is a male. And the chela weren't nearly as bulbous as they are now after the molt. I had read that but, even though they are a lot more bulbous, I thought they'd be more bulbous. It's not very big but, like I said, I've never had these before. You think it might be sexually mature already? I got this one from Bryan and I remember him referring to one he has as pre-adult, maybe it's from the same baby batch:confused:. Well checkout the old chela in the second pic and compare with the last pic. What do you think?
 

Galapoheros

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Yea, they look pretty much like that. But the little dude is only 6 cm long (mouth parts to end of last metasoma).
 

brandontmyers

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how hot are these?? they are absolutley beautiful, and I would love to get some, but I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, if you know what I mean...
 
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