remove the molt???

The Juice

Arachnoangel
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I was wondering should I remove the molt?? what will happen if I don't?? I have a vietnamese tiger and I don't want to dig out a molt if I don't have to..
 

MrT

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It wont hurt to leave it.
Some T's will remove it themselfs after a while.
I've dug out T's in the wild, while collecting, and found many old skincasts in the burrows.. A whole lot of fangs.:) Some T's will fight you for them..

EWT
 

arachnopunks

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We always left the molts of our. P. fasciata....and he usually ate them. Hey, I wasn't gonna fight him for them. It was funny when we would changes his substrate because like 2-3 molts would be hidden away in there. Some spiders will evict the molt to a suitable spot for you to remove, but if it doesn't....just leave it in there if you want to.


-Jill
 

SpiderTwin

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If the T will let you have it and you can get to it, pull it out. But if you can't get to it or the T won't let you have it, leave it in there.

The molt won't hurt anything, so either way.
 

Lycanthrope

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my E. pachypus molted in march. i didnt get the molt until just 2 weeks ago when she finally took it out and dumped it in her waterdish. she did the same with the last molt, so im calling her a she by assumption- alls ive gotten so far is two soggy wrinkled half casts to try to sex it with:8o . guess i wont know for sure until it matures at this rate. oh, and to answer your question, yeah what they said.
 

WYSIWYG

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Originally posted by MrT
It wont hurt to leave it.
Some T's will remove it themselfs after a while.
I've dug out T's in the wild, while collecting, and found many old skincasts in the burrows.. A whole lot of fangs.:) Some T's will fight you for them..

EWT
Speaking of being fought for a molt.....

A couple weeks ago, my big 6.5ish inch V. platyomma female molted (at least that's the day I FOUND her molt). After setting up a fresh water dish with no problems, I stuck my hand in to remove the molt. Out of nowhere, she charged across the container and grabbed the molt and clamped down on it with her fangs. I could hear the CRUNCH of the dry molt and I was just happy to have been able to removemy hand in plenty of time!

Needless to say, I figured if she wanted to keep her old shell THAT badly, she was welcome to it! I put her lid back on and left her alone with her little "TREASURE" to keep her happy. I was finally able to remove the molt a few days ago when I fed her and had her occupied with a few crickets in her mouth. ;)

Personally, I think it's entirely possible she thought it was another spider in there and that's why she attacked it, but I'll never know for sure?? :?

Wysi
 

AllenG

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Originally posted by WYSIWYG
Speaking of being fought for a molt.....

A couple weeks ago, my big 6.5ish inch V. platyomma female molted (at least that's the day I FOUND her molt). After setting up a fresh water dish with no problems, I stuck my hand in to remove the molt. Out of nowhere, she charged across the container and grabbed the molt and clamped down on it with her fangs. I could hear the CRUNCH of the dry molt and I was just happy to have been able to removemy hand in plenty of time!
Wysi
LOL, sounds like it was a blast ;)
 
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