brazilian salmon pink sling caught mid molt

Lolita

Arachnoknight
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so i've always ever caught my T's pre or post molt never mid molt so the half hour or so spent watching this happen last night at 1:30 in the morning was definitely a wonderful sight so i took a quick pic and decided to share it since i thought it was pretty cool to see the vunerable little thing leaving it's old exo
 

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Spiderdan24

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Iv had 4 molts in the last week and missed everyone!! What a sight that would be . Well done :)
 

Lolita

Arachnoknight
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yeah it was my first one caught on time it was amazing to watch i guess with 16 T's i finally got lucky enough to see it i do have a question how long does it take for them to fully harden after a molt? i'd like to feed them when they harden since molting makes them look hungry to me
 

captmarga

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Congratulations. Give it several days, depending on size. Little slings seem to recover faster, I have one that stashes crickets away and eats the next day, but he's under 1.5". Larger ones need a week or more. No use risking damaging the spider if they haven't hardened up properly. Water is more important than food. They won't starve if they don't eat a few days after a molt.

Marga
 

Lolita

Arachnoknight
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well spike the one pictured is about and inch and a half now like most of mine it's just a sling is there anything visually to look for to know it's hardened?
 

Spidershane1

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well spike the one pictured is about and inch and a half now like most of mine it's just a sling is there anything visually to look for to know it's hardened?
Well it might be hard to tell on a terrestrial sling, but when the fangs turn black they are ready to eat.
 
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