Advertisement So, here is the stitch! I recently picked up an unsexed stirmi and to sate my own curiosity I was wondering if someone could tell me if this specimen is in 'need' of a molt. My reasoning is that I've seen freshly molted stirmi pictures, where they are shiny and dark chocolate brown. My stirmi, on the other hand, is more of a red clay coloration and has bald spots on it's carapace and legs. I don't think it's in pre-molt, but I'm not sure how quickly that chocolate color fades to the red clay color. So what is the verdict? Just an average stirmi, or is this a stirmi that will be molting at least somewhat soon-ish? I must confess, I'm really just eager to sex it's exuvium. It only set me back $90 so even if it's male I won't be but so disappointed, but of course it would be nice to find out I nabbed myself a female. I may consider trying to get pictures of it's vents but I'd much rather avoid a potential hairing.