What did YOU do last night?

Ray72

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Someone had a good night! My first molt I knew was happening, realized it's a lot easier when you just find a molt. Finding your baby on her back is nerve wracking!
 

TownesVanZandt

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It´s a bit scary the first couple of times you witness it, but you will get used to it. What species is this? GBB?
 

Andrea82

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It´s a bit scary the first couple of times you witness it, but you will get used to it. What species is this? GBB?
This ^^^
But even after long time of keeping, it is still awesome to see. I know a breeder in the Netherlands grabs a chair, some chips and a beer, and watches the whole thing happening, even after 15+ years of keeping tarantula. :)
 

Ray72

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This ^^^
But even after long time of keeping, it is still awesome to see. I know a breeder in the Netherlands grabs a chair, some chips and a beer, and watches the whole thing happening, even after 15+ years of keeping tarantula. :)
That will be me I hope. I'm so amazed and enamoured with them. -confessions of a former arachnophobe-
 

Rittdk01

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I found my t stirmi on her back right before I had to work. She was all done by lunch break, so I missed th we whole thing. I would have just sat there and watched her if she would have done it on the weekend.
 

Ray72

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I found my t stirmi on her back right before I had to work. She was all done by lunch break, so I missed th we whole thing. I would have just sat there and watched her if she would have done it on the weekend.
I was lucky, I was scheduled late this morning but typically we will "split the day" on the weekend so I was able to come in late! I watched it and was so amazed. You can watch all the videos you want but seeing it in person is awe inspiring.
 

SausageinaNet

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Most of the time there isn't anything to worry about. Just leave them alone and they will be fine. I found 3 molts today while doing maintenance and they all did just fine without me worrying about them.
 

Estein

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This ^^^
But even after long time of keeping, it is still awesome to see. I know a breeder in the Netherlands grabs a chair, some chips and a beer, and watches the whole thing happening, even after 15+ years of keeping tarantula. :)
The last time my porteri molted, I was walking by with my dinner plate and happened to see that her carapace had popped. I just sat down and ate right there--so cool! :)
 

Andrea82

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I'm guessing I won't ever get used to it either! I'm a worrier by nature.
It is not so much the molting itself that worries me. I actually feel some relief when i see a spider molting. The premolt phase can be worrying for me sometimes, especially when it takes six months, and i see the abdomen getting smaller.
Oh well, after worrying about EVERYTHING the first few months, i am now much more relaxed, knowing they know perfectly well how to spider without me doing anything :D
 

mistertim

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Was giving my Ts water this morning before work and found my sub-adult female B. smithi on her back and still had a half second "holy crap what?" moment even after having been through plenty of molts. I guess it's just one of those things where you see it out of the corner of your eye and its such a weird position for a spider to be in that you still do a double take sometimes.
 
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