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Pictures of the molting process! - Spider Photos

Oct. 20th, 2010

09:28 pm - Pictures of the molting process!

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My G. Rosea molted for the first time since I got her last August, and I was lucky enough to be able to take photos of the entire process. The molting took about 1.5 - 2 hours, and I took pictures roughly once every 6 minutes.



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10/11/10 - I got home around 5 PM and she was upside down ready to molt.

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Finally around 11:45 PM, I noticed she finally started the actual molting process.

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You can see to the right of her fangs her new leg and pedipalp! Last November she had a fall and was forced to chew them off herself after they became useless, and now they are back, though they are still kind of weak looking...it still makes me happy :)

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All done :) I like how after Ts molt they chew on their feet for awhile...it's kind of cute...reminds me of when a cat cleans itself or something :X

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The exuvia (you can see where she was missing her leg/pedipalp)

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A few hours after the molting process...yay for new exoskeleton!

I hope this brightened your day, I know it brightened mine.

(X-posted to tarantulalovers  )

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From:nonspecific
Date:October 21st, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
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So where do you think the new leg was hiding up in there??
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From:tamago23
Date:October 21st, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Very cool photos!
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