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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by T Frank, Dec 30, 2007.
Female Psalmopoeus irminia is finishing her molt.
My 2" Acanthoscurria theraphosoides sling molted, confirmed female! 1.75" Ybyrapora diversipes also molted. Suspected female as well but the molt was torn up.
Came home a couple of hours ago with a 5” Aphonopelma seemanni, that is buried at the bottom of its enclosure...it looks like it’s in pre-moult. It is suspected female...guess we'll find out shortly.
I also came home with a sweet little 2” Grammostola pulchripes, that had just buried itself under its hide...again I'm thinking pre-moult.
So in a bit, I’ll probably have two moults to sex.
I thought it would be a while before I had anything to add to this thread We've had our first tarantula, a little 2.5 in LP for 19 days now, the guy we got it from said it had just recently molted. I took that as it's not eaten and shouldn't for at least a couple weeks. So we waited it out and then tried feeding it a few times to no avail. It's been healthy looking and seemingly normal behavior wise so I was pretty confident that everything was fine. Well, this morning it was making a web mat and hairing it up, then about an hour later I noticed it flipped over chillaxing in it's hammock, legs slayed out. 5 hours later it's still on it's back and curled up a bit but still working its way out. I panicked for a second but then I saw it moving and trying to finish. It's not done yet, but the whole thing happened way quicker than I imagined it would.
IM SO FREAKIN PROUD!!!
I just have one question, will shining the light from my phone to see it better disturb it?
In other news, woke up to a huge wolf spider in the wall this morning, it was so big I thought my tarantula had escaped! We are going to keep it and feed it for a few days, but for some reason that thing really creeps me out.
Edit: it's entirely out and flipped right side up again! This is so amazing!
Female Phormingochilus sp "rufus" molted.
Been expecting it for a hot minute with how sluggish she's been lately, but it still surprised me to walk in and find my P. reduncas freshly molted when only a few hours ago I checked in to find her webbing. It'd seem she'd been laying down a molting mat.
No pictures of her yet since she's still very fresh and scrunched up, but I managed to retrieve the molt no problem.
Here's some pics! Caught in the act of hydrating. Can't wait to see how she colors up once she hardens.
Heteroscodra maculata sling/juvie moulted last night.
My C. darlingi molted yesterday and i got a pretty nice timelapse of it molting, ill upload it later today in case any one wants to check it out.
Edit. Here's the video.
C. cyaneopubescens sling molted. I'll try to confirm his maleness tonight.
The final Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens has moulted. GBB#5 moulted today. What a relief. The sling has been very sluggish and not eating for about 2 weeks. It is quite noticeably larger than it was yesterday. I’ll give it the remainder of the week to harden off and I’ll offer it food next Tuesday evening. It is good that it has finally moulted. And I was able to recover the moult and save it, it's still a bit small to even think about sexing...but definitely it is growing.
Very happy evening this evening.
2 molts today;
1.5" Selenocosmia kovariki, now a molt sexed male
1" Pterinochilus chordatus "Mastov"
And based on the number of Ts that refused food last night, I suspect we still have a number more coming.
My one and a half inch sling blue bottle tarantula sealed off its borough with some silk. So I'm guessing the molting is imminent.
Pterinochilus murinus Tete/Mozambique sling Ornstein molted on me, sitting ~2" now. A surprise since the little bugger just ate for me on the 19th.
Molt was unfortunately just a touch too torn up where it mattered to get a confirmation on the sex, but the ventral looks so female I'll eat my left shoe if it turns out male.
The last of my 4 N. incei slings decided to give up the ghost and join its siblings as well. About time lol.
My A. seemanni sling finally molted after about two months of fasting on the very bottom of its enclosure. Rehouse incoming in a week! Soon enough all of my spoods will be in good looking enclosures.
P. murinus male, P. cancerides male, T. violaceus #3 and female A. purpurea.
Psalmopoeus irminia female moulted. She's about 5 inches DLS now (rough guess). Time for a rehouse to her final enclosure. Just need to order the acrylic then build it.
My little Grammostola pulchripes has again sealed itself into it burrow...pre-moult? At this point, who knows?
Juvenile female P. murinus
P. irmina. Her abdomen was HUGE. Can't wait to see the growth