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OBT Molt

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Mad cat lady, May 20, 2013.

  1. Mad cat lady

    Mad cat lady Active Member

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    I got Orangina in Feb and it looks like she's molted, i found her on her back, inside her log looking very limp, this morning so i assume that's her skin. There's no sign of her though so i guess she's hiding in one of her little burrows, just hoping she's molted ok :confused: How long do you think she'll stay in hiding for?
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    spiderengineer Active Member

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    depends on how big and how safe she feels in her tank. usually the bigger the T the longer they take to harden up. adult usually taking a couple of week, while sling need only a few days.
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    Mad cat lady Active Member

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    Silly me, that wasn't her skin, it was her! I hadn't seen one actually molting before! It took about 4 hours and i watched the whole process which was interesting! She's a few months old and about 7cm, including legs, pic of her skin attached

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    Congratulations on a successful molt, looking forward to seeing the "new" her.
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    She looks lovely, but has gone in to hiding, probably a bit fragile!
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