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Molting!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by Team Gomberg, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Team Gomberg

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    I've had my Rosie for 7 months. After a 5 month fast, she had finally started eating and I was thrilled.
    3 weeks ago she stopped eating and I was fearing another fast... But then I saw this!

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    Yay, she's molting!
    My kids are so excited to experience this for the first time.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Fingers crossed all goes well and your kids get to watch the whole process.
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    Look what we found this morning! 2 spiders :D

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    Used the feeding tongs and pulled it out, no problem.

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    We'll leave her be a few days and try feeding next weekend.

    I know it's nothing new to y'all..But we are loving this!
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    I still get a thrill watching it. Congrats on your first moult :)
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    Nice, congrats! So cool you got to see it from the "flipped over" part of the process. My rosie molted for the first time recently too but I had no idea until I spotted "two spiders" one morning :p still pretty amazing though.

    Hope everything's going smoothly a few days later... Can you tell how much bigger she got?
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    Very cool. And awesome the kidos got to watch that as well. Out of the 30 Ts i care for ive only caught 2moltng.
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    Its been just over a week but she still isn't ready to eat. I gave her 1 cricket and she avoids it if it comes close. It's been offered for a full day/night so I'll remove the cricket and give it to my chicken instead.

    She doesn't look much bigger to me but the Rosie color looks brighter/prettier.

    Here she is a few days after the molt.

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    first time I've witnessed the butt stance...

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