Secret molt?

vtecgsr

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My a. genic webbed himself up for over a week and now hes out and looks bigger but theres no molt "shell". Is it possible he molted and buried it or something?????
 

CedrikG

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Sometimes the exuvium are quite well hidden, probably deep in its hide or with a little substrate and/or web over it. Exuvium does'nt attract mites or parasite so theres no worry about it.
 

Hedorah99

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Sometimes the exuvium are quite well hidden, probably deep in its hide or with a little substrate over it. Exuvium does'nt attract mites or parasite so theres no worry about it.
T's do a great job of tidying up too. I have had P. murinus molt in a deli cup and I still haven't found the molts.
 

CedrikG

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Yes sometimes theres not much left indeed, only little piece here and there heh
 

vtecgsr

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WOW, really???? Thats crazy!! I thought i was imagining things cause i didnt see a molt but ive been busy with school the whole last week and had the tank covered with a towel. He certainly looks bigger and the bands seem whiter for sure... COOL!!! LOL haha, i feel like a kid again.
 

Ando55

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WOW, really???? Thats crazy!! I thought i was imagining things cause i didnt see a molt but ive been busy with school the whole last week and had the tank covered with a towel. He certainly looks bigger and the bands seem whiter for sure... COOL!!! LOL haha, i feel like a kid again.
We're like the kids in a candy shop when we see new Ts or see the current ones we have in fascination from them moving around, molting, eating, grooming. I saw my aureostriata groom for the first time as I left with the lights off and came back to see it out on an upward stance grooming, after a few seconds it walked in however, show must be over...=/ lol Congrats on your genic's molt!
 

vtecgsr

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Its been maybe 2 days since he finally came out... when should i feed him? He isnt interested in the cricket now...
 

Ando55

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Give it a week or so(another 5 days for you since you said it came out 2 days ago), you don't want to put in crickets early especially if the T is still recovering after the molt. Time is needed to help the body harden up after a molt, don't take chances by throwing in a crick while your beauty is too soft bro, I wouldn't want to hear any bad stories about your genic especially when those evil cricks decide to munch on some things...:eek:
 

Cheshire

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You know...I had a 1" B. albopilosum suddenly double in size and I still haven't seen a moult.
 

Mina

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Sometimes they eat them, sometimes they rip them into tiny pieces, and somtimes they bury them. Yes, your T could have moulted and you not seen a skin.
 

secular

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i was going to mention the eating thing, i've seen that happen..
 

vtecgsr

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Hmmm, i was wanderin why he wasnt interested in the cricket. Now hes just clinging on to a pile of substrate really tight...
 

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My A. metallica destroyed half of his...the half I needed to sex it of course {D
 

Annie3Ponies

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I was rooting around in my L. parahybana's home, looking for the exuvium, but now have decided it didn't molt yet, I just destroyed its mat. The abdomen, which turned black from when I left for work till when I came home for lunch one day last week, is still black. It seemed like it might have more hair, but I have subsequently decided I was wrong, and now must keep my hands out of the tank and leave it alone. It comes out to say "hi" at least once a day anyway.
 
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