difficult molt

johnniecoltrane

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This is our second molt with my brazilian whiteknee.
The first one began and finished with in an hour.

This one, however, doesn't seem to be going as well.
I saw him laying a bed of web this morning, and knew he was ready to go.
I got home about 45 minutes ago, and he was on his back in the webbing, however he has not moved a bit.

We have 5 T's and I've been through a couple molts. From my experience they wiggle around in their attempt to break from their skin.

Brock has not moved.
Fearing he was dead, I blew lightly from the top of the tank and he responded by very slowly, gingerly lifting his legs.
I don't intend to bother him again.

Is there anything I can do, though?
The temp in here is 85 degrees, and the humidity in his cage is at 70%.

Thank you!
Amber
 

Talkenlate04

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Temps are a tad high in my opinion.......

Other then that I dont hear anything wrong yet. Ts can take long periods of time to molt. Just the other day I had a 2.5" Klaasi take from 10pm to just before 6am to molt. So for now just watch and wait, and maybe drop that temp some to like 70-75.
 

P. Novak

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Just wait it out...

I don't think Ts should be bothered at all till atleast 14 hours after they have flipped onto there back.

Anyways, just wait it out, the temps are a tad bit high, but not killer.
 

johnniecoltrane

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You are correct. He's begun to molt. It looks extra painful this time.
I am slowly beginning to see just how GIGANTIC he's going to become!
Thank you for your support.

Also, I dropped the temp in here to 75, and that seemed to help alot.

- Amber
 

P. Novak

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You are correct. He's begun to molt. It looks extra painful this time.
I am slowly beginning to see just how GIGANTIC he's going to become!
Thank you for your support.

Also, I dropped the temp in here to 75, and that seemed to help alot.

- Amber
I'm pretty sure molting isn't painful, considering that arachnids don't really feel pain.

Anyways, congrats, and be sure to get sometime in the future.
 
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