Ceratogyrus Brachycephalus Molting Series

JacenBeers

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I just got back from my morning Sociology class and I noticed that my C brachycephalus has flipped herself over for a molt. PErfect timing too. Last night I dug up her burrow because I suspected an incoming molt and I wanted her outside of her burrow for it. Well a day later she is upside down. HEre is a picture of her on her back. I will post more as the day progresses and she molts more. This is the same spider that I showed photos of the other day. Strange that it didnt fast at all.
 

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JacenBeers

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So I went to teach the class that I teach art to on Fridays and when i got back the spider was done so I extracted its exuvium and here it is on its back recorvering...with very white fangs and much growth.
 

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Nixy

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Oh very pretty.
I can't wait to see her top up.

Congrates on the successful moult.
 

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Here she is flipped over. I am pretty certain she is a female. I even posted asking the board and was pretty much confirmed. She seems to have lost much of the black markins on her cephalothorax. That is OK though.
 

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Joanie

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Nice looking spider!!

Do you know what size C. brachys typically reach as adults? Mine is about 4" now, I'm just wondering how big she'll get.
 

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Some females mature at only 3.5 inches and others can get to be just over 5 inches. They are not a very big spider but they are very thick legged. MAles tend to have bigger leg spans than the females at maturity as well.
 

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I thought I'd read somewhere that they're on the small side. Thanks!
 
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