Rio Grande Golden Molt

Maggie

Arachnosquire
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Jan 6, 2003
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Well, i have had this baby for a short time and he is molting. Doesnt appear to be having an easy time of it either. I have left him alone and just check up on him quietly/periodically.
My question is, would a move to a new home bring this on? Also how long approximately should it take a T to molt? Just asking because my daughter was telling me about a friend of hers that had a tarantula, thought it was dead( no movement for several days etc). He left the aquarium top open to come home to the spider running around his apartment! Maybe thats an oddity?
 

Devildoll

Arachnoknight
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Jul 19, 2002
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anywhere from about an hour to a day

usually anything more than that means trouble....
 

Jack III

Arachnocultured
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Nov 4, 2002
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A new home would not bring a molt on. When it's time it's time. It's my understanding they have little control of the timing.....similar to a snake shedding it's skin. After 3 yeras of owning tarantulas I just this week witnessed my A. bicolratum molting for the first time. From the time I noticed her on her back to the conclusion it was about 4 hours. Super cool! :D Best wishes.
 
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