1. Are you a Tarantula hobbyist? If so, we invite you to join our community! Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your pets and enclosures and chat with other Tarantula enthusiasts. Sign up today!

Thrixopelma pruriens moulting

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Enn49, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I rehoused this little one this afternoon and 3 hours later found Putani on its back about to moult. Luckily I hadn't filled the water bowl up yet.

    3.27pm just after rehouse
    DSCF8491.JPG
    6.21pm
    DSCF8492 (2).JPG
    7.59pm
    DSCF8493 (2).JPG

    8.36pm
    DSCF8495 (2).JPG
    8.55pm
    DSCF8497 (2).JPG
    9.25pm
    DSCF8498 (2).JPG
    Dave Jay, Nunua, WolfSpider and 3 others like this.
  2. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    8,696
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes!!! In the water bowl. I love it when they molt there!!!:D
    WolfSpider and ilovebrachys like this.
  3. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Luckily it was empty then but I have been able to fill it now.
    ilovebrachys and Arachnoclown like this.
  4. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    8,696
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It's still ok if theres water in it....the book lungs are up in the air.
    Dave Jay and ilovebrachys like this.
  5. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I know but it doesn't seem right somehow. It did look cute, as though it was reclining in a comfy chair.
  6. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    8,696
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The first time I saw one do that I freaked out too. I had a sling do it once in its dish...it actually was floating. Seamed so wrong.
    Dave Jay, WolfSpider and ilovebrachys like this.
  7. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I've had them moult on top of a webbed bowl before but it just seemed odd that it chose to do it in a plastic bowl rather than on the substrate.
    It's now sitting in the water.
  8. ilovebrachys

    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2019
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Thanks for the update on putani @Enn49 I was wondering how the moult was going after your earlier post :)
    Enn49 likes this.
  9. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It all went fine, only 6 hours from rehouse to being back on its feet.
    ilovebrachys likes this.
  10. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Still sitting on the water bowl but looking good

    DSCF8505 (2).JPG
    Dave Jay, WolfSpider and ilovebrachys like this.
  11. ilovebrachys

    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2019
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    Trophy Points:
    93
    putani favourite spot must be the water bowl! looking lovely after the moult:)
    Enn49 likes this.
  12. WolfSpider

    WolfSpider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    985
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Beautiful spider Ennie! You can always put another water bowl in there in a different spot—but I’m sure you know that (Like Robin trying to tell Batman how to fight crime).
    ilovebrachys and Enn49 like this.
  13. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    8,065
    Likes Received:
    17,048
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I tried that with my little C. sp. boquete. It had filled the 1st one with sub and just sat on it so I put a bowl of nice clean water at the other side of its container and spent the next few hours watching the sling carefully drag the clean bowl all the way across until it was just covering the edge of the original one where she sat on the wet sub in the bowl.
    ilovebrachys and WolfSpider like this.