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.

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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.

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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…!

~Sara

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