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My P Striata sling Patricia just molted

Discussion in 'Poecilotheria' started by Whitelightning777, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    She's awesome, but showed absolutely positively no signs of premolt whatsoever.

    The abdomen was a little fat, but since I tossed in 2 small crickets instead of just one, I wasn't worried about it. She didn't seem to be putting on weight so I tried 2 of them.

    She's basically doubled in size, now nearly as big as my Versicolor in just one molt. I think she's gonna become a monster.

    In order to pull the molt, I treated it like a rehousing and did it in the bathtub. Fortunately, she's a very calm T that just went down to the ground level and then returned to her favorite area.

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    Here's some pics of how I got the old molt out. Sadly enough, she didn't appear in these pics because as seen above she went to ground level.

    Yes, I did remove the remains of the crickets and fully cleaned the cage out etc.



    Patricia molt 2.jpg Patricia molt 1.jpg Patricia molt 3.jpg
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    Beautiful T....congratulations.
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    Yes, the Pokies are messy beasts!!!
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    Wow she's so cool, I didn't know they didn't show signs of pre-moult. When I bought mine she had built a little hammock web thing between the wall and plant to moult in, since I cleaned everything up and gave her cork bark, she hasn't built any webbing structures.


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    She does have a small web in the upper right rear corner of the enclosure but it's been there for a while.

    The actual molt occurred within that structure.
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    I always thought they went to ground to moult but they must build little safety nets to moult in like they would in trees


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    Nope, she molted right in her favorite corner. Since I've been feeding crickets it only makes sense to go where the crickets can't get her.

    They can't walk up the walls.
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