Question about strange molting....

bokgrasul

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Hy all! :worship:
So, my adult Acanthoscuria geniculata female molted 3 days ago...
She is such a beauty ...big and sexy, waiting for her mate to mature..
She molted all right ,no particulary problems, except the fact that her exuvium , I picked it up right away and it was ....wet. I mean wet-wet, no blood, a clear liquid onlly.
Now , after 3 days she is laying on the substrate , with her legs spread .
Just like as if she was....tired and sleeping with legs wide spread .
I took a picture but it kinda not clear. I didn't want to disturb her.
So, it is normal?? :confused:
 

tony77tony77

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yes this is normal she is just resting, molting take a lot out of them so they have to rest for a couple of days.
 

Bob Bohnet

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They stretch themselves out like that after a molt; and yes, she is probably "resting". Molting is believed to be very strenuous for them. Best of luck to her.
 

bokgrasul

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Thank you!!
I was just worried because she is one of my firsts T's
So, no need to worry....
:worship:
 

DrAce

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So is the wet... the exuvia are very moist after the moult. Most don't get the exuvia so quickly, and it's dried up by that time.
 

hcsk8ter

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The T is stretching to its maximum because its skin is soft and new. Leave it alone. Don't feed for a few days. It'll be fine. Goregous T by the way.
 
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