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Brachypelma is upside down(please help)

Enn49

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Tarantulas almost always flip onto their backs to moult and it in the classic position. Just leave it in peace and it will do the job on its own, Watch if you like but don't disturb it.
I'm guessing it's a Brachypelma so if the temperature is warm enough for you to sit in comfort it will be warm enough for your tarantula and they like it dry so forget humidity.
 

Deserthawk

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Tarantulas almost always flip onto their backs to moult and it in the classic position. Just leave it in peace and it will do the job on its own, Watch if you like but don't disturb it.
I'm guessing it's a Brachypelma so if the temperature is warm enough for you to sit in comfort it will be warm enough for your tarantula and they like it dry so forget humidity.
Thank you for the information
 

Phil

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Thank you for the information
@Enn49 is spot on You have a tarantula that is moulting. When he/she is done, dont move or touch and dont offer food for approx 7 days. Also, make sure there is a water dish he/she can drink from. Apart form that, sit back, try to relax, they know what they are doing and when they have their new colours. thay are at their most beautiful so take those 7 days just to admire. :)
Fell free to ask anything else, but this is a natural process for them.
 

Deserthawk

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@Enn49 is spot on You have a tarantula that is moulting. When he/she is done, dont move or touch and dont offer food for approx 7 days. Also, make sure there is a water dish he/she can drink from. Apart form that, sit back, try to relax, they know what they are doing and when they have their new colours. thay are at their most beautiful so take those 7 days just to admire. :)
Fell free to ask anything else, but this is a natural process for them.
How long does it usually take to moult??
 

Phil

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How long does it usually take to moult??
depends on size usually, the older they are, the longer it takes. Several hours from when the exoskeleton. is first ruptured I would guess at that size, can lay on the back for best part of the day preparing. Tend to do it at night time so we often miss it.
 

Whitelightning777

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I still lose my mind when a molt is happening. So far, they all pulled through. After they get done, the colors are especially exceptional. Have a camera ready!!
 

MissKitty

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my tarantula was fine 3 hours ago and i came to check on it now and saw it upside down. I wanted to know if it was molting or if something else happened. The humidity inside was really high.
Im worried could someone explain what’s happening. Its leg span is around 7.5 cm and its body length is 5 cm

From my understandingunderstanding,Brachys don't require high humidity, most are desert dwellers,so keep the humidity down
 

Arachnoclown

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Humidity doesnt do anything for molting. It's the moisture within the spider that helps it molt. To obtain this moisture your spider has to eat and drink. The spider pumps water between the old and new exoskeleton to help slide out.
 
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