First molt in my care

8legsletsbefriends

Arachnopeon
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Hey guys , hope everyone and there T's are well. My little B.Albo molted yesterday , first time either of my T's have molted in my care :embarrassed::embarrassed:. The T has been sat with the molt since yesterday afternoon , i was reading online if the T is with the molt to just leave for a while. I don't want to have to move her because i know she will still be soft , but is there a time limit the old exoskeleton can be left in?

Thanks in advance everyone :)
 

SausageinaNet

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Usually nothing happens with the exo. It can attract mold but for a molt of a little sling I wouldn't be to worried. Just remove it when you see the T is in its hide.
 

shining

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You can take the old exuvium out whenever if it's easily accessible. There is no time limit or rule that you need to abide by.
 

EulersK

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Usually nothing happens with the exo. It can attract mold but for a molt of a little sling I wouldn't be to worried. Just remove it when you see the T is in its hide.
I've never once seen an exuvia mold, even in my most humid enclosures. Many burrowing species keep them underground - you'll never see the exuvia.

Leave it in there forever, if you want. The spider won't care. With a NW terrestrial, there's a good chance it'll dispose of the exuvia into the water dish eventually.

Ok thanks guys :) , puts my mind at rest i was worried i might have to move her to get it
Never move a freshly molted tarantula. Wait for it to give you the exuvia, don't take it before then.
 
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