Pink Zebra Beauty caught in a molt!

April 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm

What a compromising position for a fearsome spider! Tarantulas lay on their back and are quite helpless whenever they are shedding. Our Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula was recently caught mid-shed, laying on her back on a bed of silk, she wriggled very, very slowly out of her old, small skin. It was quite a cool thing to watch and it took her nearly all day to get completely upright and on her legs again.


The shed skin is on the left side of the photograph, with its legs out, and the actual spider has it’s legs tucked in close to its body.


It was a very cool thing to see and we still have the shed skin of the spider if you would like to come in and see it. :) Tarantula sheds are as light as paper and very fragile, so it won’t last forever! I wonder which spider will molt next…!



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