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Molting Spiders

Well, ’tis the season for molting spiders! It seems as if I am finding new molts every couple of days. In the last month and a half, we have molts from:

Poecilotheria fasciata, Aphonopelma sp. (Carlsbad Green), Brachypelma emilia, Grammostola aureostriata, Cyclosternum fasciatum, 2 Brachypelma albopilosum, Lasiodora parahybana, Brachypelma auratum, Aphonopelma chalcodes, and last night, Grammostola rosea.

A. chalcodes before her molt…

A. chalcodes after her molt…

A few days after the pictures above were taken, our first tarantula, Drucilla (G. rosea) decided it was her turn. When I got home from work at about 1:40 p.m., she was just finishing this web-bed on the floor of her tank. Two hours later, I found her on her back. At 10:00 that night, I took these pictures…

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