About to moult?

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7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #594 by Taki Tsonis
The first time you ever see your tarantula moult can be quite frightening... it looks dead on it's back!
As a rule, when a tarantula is lying on it's back it's NOT DEAD, it's moulting instead and should not be bothered!
When a tarantula dies it almost always dies in a death curl or right side up at very least :).

Indications of an impending moult would be a large abdomen, the tarantula no longer accepting food , excessive drinking, and last but not least, if your tarantula has a bare butt (hairs flicked off), the darkened colour of the 'skin' will be a perfect indication of a moult within hours to a week or two.

Firstly if it's lightly coloured it means it's far from a moult...


But if it's gone dark it means that there's brand new hair under there and a moult is imminent....

You can take an Aphonopelma to crickets but you can't make it eat!
Last Edit: 7 years 3 months ago by Taki Tsonis.
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