Who molted today?

heering80

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Today when I got home from work, our Caribena versicolor sling had molted. It was a nice suprice, since we have had our T's for only two weeks or so now, and it haven't eaten much at all during that time. I was a bit worried that it was due to shipping stress, but apparently not. This hobby is so cool ☺
 

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0.0.1 Davus pentaloris sling molted yesterday:
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0.1 Psalmopoeus victori sling molted overnight. The size gained is astounding...

Hanging in her web, getting ready to pop:
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All done. It seems like she practically doubled in size...
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ladyratri

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Caribena versicolor, still all webbed in so only a terrible photograph. But the gain in bulk was obvious from across the room.
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Already getting started on the yoga!
 

Mike Withrow

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My chilobrachys fumosus. Molted a week ago and another right beside her molted roughly a week prior. Rehoused this one in a better enclosure in the hopes I come across a few mm soon. IMG_20220922_173756.jpg IMG_20220922_173756.jpg
 

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0.1 P. subfusca LL, maybe 36 hours after molting. This was taken through a window into her hide, so not the best quality. Can't wait for her to emerge in her new clothes.
 

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0.0.1 Davus pentaloris sling molted yesterday:
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0.1 Psalmopoeus victori sling molted overnight. The size gained is astounding...

Hanging in her web, getting ready to pop:
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All done. It seems like she practically doubled in size...
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Here's the P. victori after hardening up and getting some color today (sorry for the quality of the pic). Just gorgeous!
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0.1 Ceratogyrus darlingi, Saturn, is flipped as we speak!
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0.1 C. darlingi shortly after molting and turning right-side up. Really looking forward to seeing her stretched out.
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My teeny tiny Davus sp. Panama (unsexed) molted today:

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It might have cracked the 1/2" mark!
 

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Wouldn't have gotten a sling that size! How fragile/resilient are they? Always worry I would lose one that small through vent holes lol.
I've got some experience with raising up slings of dwarf species, and the thing they all have in common is that they're tiny! It basically behaves like a normal T, just an itty-bitty one...

This little one has been a good eater, but has been burrowed away in premolt for a couple weeks now. I just make sure to get a drop or 2 of water to drain down into the burrow so it can drink every few days - you have to be careful not to let them get dehydrated.

I have it housed in a little 5.5oz condiment cup with push-pin holes for ventilation, so no chance for escape. I have to admit, though, that there have been a few times when I've found a little house spider walking around inside and moved it outside, only to think afterwards that I may have just thrown one of my tiny slings out the door! 🤣
 

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0.0.1 Haploclastus sp. Khali sling molted yesterday. No pics, it's in it's turret mound. Went from 2i to 3i.
 
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