- Jun 17, 2007
If you never had a tarantula molt succesfully under your care than you will probably not know the difference of what your spider is going through right now. The best way I can describe the appearance of a wet molt is a spider that looks transparent for a number of days never fully gain it's normal color and looks wet. Your spider will stay alive for a few days but will parish. Absolutely nothing you can do.I just changed the setup completely. If he's not a rosea then what am I dealing with here. Also, what is a wet molt.
What you're saying differs exponentially from what everyone else has said so now I'm really confused.
Captive born tarantulas can also have wet molts. In the 27 years in hobby I probably had four wet molt tarantulas my most recent one was a Grammostola sp. "Northern Type".
Don't be discouraged it can happen to anyone. I really don't know how else to explain a wet molt I just know what it looks like and what the outcome is.
The good news is you now know what a wet molt looks like and what can happen. You could let it live until it dies on his own but I'm afraid that all your spider would be doing is suffering. Take photos and keep it for your records and know the difference if a good molt and a wet molt.