- Jan 26, 2017
Hi guys. I might just be a really nervous "parent" but my 2" GBB is currently going through her first molt in my care. She flipped over on her back five hours ago and appeared to succeed in the molt after 3-4 hours. The thing is - she is molting in a narrow silk tunnel so it is hard for me to see what is going on, and I'm scared that she might have her abdomen stuck. She has not stretched out her legs properly yet and it has been almost three hours now since she got her legs out of the exuvium. But I can't see her opisthosoma and I am concerned about her book lungs being covered and that she is slowly asphyxiating. It might be hard to answer but how long does the "recouperation" phase take, before tarantulas flip back right side up? It's been over three hours now and I am getting prepared to have a closer look to see if she needs emergency help but I know how fragile she is in this state. Anyone?