T. Stirmi molting???

Corrie

Arachnopeon
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Last night I just transferred my T to a new larger enclosure. During the process of lifting up the cork bark round he has been inside the old enclosure, he stayed inside the round, since there was room I just let him be and set the round inside his new larger enclosure to let him acclimate. it’s been about 24hrs and now he’s upside down. He’s gota be at least 6inches. I figured the transfer would of caused a delay if he was reaching a molt, but wasn’t sure because he had a small meal a few days ago.
Is this very common/normal? Should I be concerned?
One pic is of last night, and the other is current.
 

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Arachnoknight
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Wait and see. At least that's not typical.
This is one of the reasons why I generally move adults two to three weeks after a molt...
If that's still going to happen, rest is now priority!
 

Smotzer

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Yes it looks like it’s definitely molting, leave it be. Sometimes T’s will eat right up to a molt I’ve had species eat the day before and even the day of the molt before. It happens and it’s not bad nothing to be concerned about.
 

viper69

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Actually he’s definitely molting :) very surprised.
Would you suggest extra moisture in enclosure?
Moisture hasn’t been shown to help molting like it does for reptiles.

Wait it out
 
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