molting in winter

Vayu Son

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anyone notice that your t's fast and dont molt in the winter? is this due to the cold slowing their metabolism?

-V
 

MrDeranged

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I wouldn't say that. I've had about six molts in the past 2 weeks.

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Devildoll

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i would guess it's because you are letting your house cool down.... cooler temps = slower metabolism.....

i keep my place at 78F all the time..... i don't pay the heating bill.... so who cares?
 

Chris

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I have had several molts in the winter... its not cold in my place though so that might be a reason.
 

ArachnoJoost

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My room is colder now than it is in the summer, and I've noticed reduced feeding and molting with my T's. My parahybana molted today, but it was more than 4 months since his (or her) last molt, in the summer he was molting about once a month (undoubtedly this has something to do with it getting bigger, but a 4 month interval after 1 month-intervals seems like a bit much).
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Immortal_sin

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nope, my spider room is between 75-80 fairly consistently.
probably explains why they molt whenever they feel like it. Ideally, I would have the temps, seasons etc set up for each species, but I'm not rich enough, nor have a big enough house for that
 
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