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Who molted today?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by T Frank, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    My Megaphobema robustum molted for me and I managed to snag the molt before it got shredded.

    After nearly 2 years and lots of frustration over chewed up molts, I finally can confirm without any shadow of a doubt that Ifrit is female. :cigar:
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  2. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

    F1CF67C5-9CB3-4A07-A1B9-F39B9D330C62.jpeg GBB looking all Green Bottley and Blue in her new suit.
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  3. pbenner

    pbenner Arachnopeon Active Member

    I got my 2nd molt from my G. Pulchripes this morning since I got him/her. Still a tiny thing, but we've had two successes!
  4. Hoxter

    Hoxter Arachnoknight Active Member

    I noticed my Caribena versicolor was in a bit strange position in freshly modified web tunnel. Aaaaand after closer look, it's actually molting!
  5. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller Arachnopeon

    My Cyclosternum sp. Cundinamarca. She is now almost an inch.
    My female Lasiodora parahybana did. Last exuviae measured 13cm (5"). Looking forward to see her size post molt. Looks like she really put on some size.
    Picture from this morning when she started.
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  6. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    The other day, I glanced at my new Caribena versicolor sling and idly thought, "that blueberry looks bigger than usual." Sure enough, there is a discarded molt on the ground in her enclosure.
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  7. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire

    My LP finally!! I dunno when but today her tunnels were all opened up and there were leg pieces and a big molt chunk she threw out like trash. She looks like velvet, love her/it. I tried to sex the molt chunk but none of it was the lower part. But how ‘bout these fangs, do they look male or female? (Kidding!)

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  8. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron

    I just noticed that my T. cyaneolum sling has molted.
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  9. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Are you sure? The carapace is normally attached to the skin of the abdomen and I can see parts of it in your picture. You need to soak it in water (with a bit of dish soap) and then carefully spread it out. The part you're looking for is probably completely rolled up. ;)
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  10. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire

    oh man then my picturing of how things are is way off. Ok I'll check it again, it is so gross to me, these molts, I hate touching them so am using tongs. This thing is dry as paper and crunchy, grossing me out, ha! I do have the whole thing, still. p.s. I'll post to the sexing-forum-section if I figure it out.
  11. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    I only touch the legs to carry them around. ;) You shouldn't touch a moult with your bare hands... the urticating hairs are still there. ;)
    If it's dry, do as I said before... soak it in water with a dash of dish soap for a couple of minutes. I use toothpicks or needles to spread the whole thing out. Look at the pictures in the sexing gallery to get an idea of how it has to look, and then, yes, post your pics there. :)
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  12. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnobaron

    Adult female Poecilotheria metallica molted today.
  13. SteveIDDQD

    SteveIDDQD Arachnosquire Active Member

    pamphobeteus sp Machala sling moulted, it's looking pretty big now and has the cool star pattern on it's back.

    My LP moulted again, she is now bigger than my adult rose hair was. Impressive for a spider less than a year old!

    G.pulchra juvenile also moulted and gained some decent size.

    All 3 could do with a re-house now.

    Still waiting on my T.blondi to make a move, it's been locked up in it's burrow for weeks now. It's big enough to sex the moult now, so I'm keen for this one to happen and see what I have.
  14. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    Juvie C. versicolor molted and now really starting to resemble the adult coloration, looking like this one's gonna be male.

    Phormingochilus sp. "rufus" sling also molted, so excited to watch that little one grow!
  15. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Looks as if my A. purpurea sling has moulted last night. :) Hopefully, it grew at least a tiny bit. ;)
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  16. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    My adult female Grammostola actaeon moulted this morning and she looks beautiful in her almost entirely black dress
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  17. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    Ebrietas blew me away this morning. What a beautiful girl.

    0.1.0 A. avicularia

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  19. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    One of my G. pulchra surprised me with a molt. Wasn't expecting another one this year!

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  20. z32upgrader

    z32upgrader Arachnobaron

    Ybrapora diversipes sling molted. I think it's female. I'll try to steal the molt and have a look.
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