Old molts

pronty

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Here are some of my old molted skins.
G. rosea, A aurantiaca, A seemanni:

B. smithi, B emilia:

And my 2 T. blondis:
 

MizM

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Incredible!!! Still amazes me how much they can grow in one molt!!

Do you secure them to the boxes in any way, or are they just "sitting" in them?
 

Code Monkey

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That's pretty cool.
I don't have the patience or space to save exuviae anymore. As an adolescent/teen I religiously saved them all. When it came to move to college I realised that what I had was a large box full of "itching powder" that served no purpose. I threw them out and haven't saved any skins longterm - that's valuable space I could be keeping more spiders or something else in :)
 

pronty

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Originally posted by terridumonte
Do you secure them to the boxes in any way, or are they just "sitting" in them?
They are just "sitting" in them. :D

Here's a pic of all of my molts:
 

MizM

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Wow... beautiful! I have just been putting mine in those plastic boxes they use to keep baseball cards in, and I glue the little feet down because I display them, and some idiot will always pick it up and shake it or something!!:mad:
 

krystal

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Originally posted by Code Monkey
I don't have the patience or space to save exuviae anymore.
that's because you have a billion spiders!

the best moults i save and put them on display in shadowboxes. i'll take pictures one day.
 

Joy

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Very impressive displays!

Joy
 

Philth

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Wow you sure saved alot. I glue mine to boxed frames and hang them on the wall. I hear that these wont last long though. There extremly fragile, and i think the glue will eat away at the molt with time. Will see?
 

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pronty

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Wow Philth,
that looks awesome!

I would like to put my molts in a similar frame.
"A visual growth record" of my babies :D


Oh yeah, in the first pic the two small skins in the bottom belong to my first T, male G. rosea. The molting dates were 30 Dec 1992 and 2 May 1993. I have kept them in my drawer and they are still in good shape. :)
 
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