B smithi molt....

Phillip

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I had one of my female smithi molt today and got a few good shots of the plumbing.
Phil
 

Botar

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A B. smithi was my first T ever when I was in high school and is still one of my favorites. That is a beautiful pic.
 

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Hey Phil,
My smithi's are just small juvies, hope they grow op to be as fine as yours! And quite the big bottom for a post-molt spider, is this normal for an adult spider or not?
greetz,
Joost
 

MrDeranged

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Great plumbing pics Phil!!!

AJ,

It's been my experience that while T's in general will lose some weight when they molt, if they were rather plump before they molted, the size difference post molt is mostly negligable. It is when they molt after a long fast time that they generally come out really skinny after a molt.

Scott
 

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I guess this would depend on the growth of the spider, because if a spiderling molts the cephalothorax grows substantially, so the bum would appear to be very small (compared to the cephalothorax). If the spider is mature or not really growing the bottom would not appear to be so small.
What about this thought?
Greetz,
Joost
 
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