Molting Macro

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  1. mack1time

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    My rose hair tarantula in a molt phase.
    It is like shedding there skin and replacing it.
    They actually slide out of the old exo skeleton.
    NOTE the 16 legs!!!!
    This is a very delicate phase and if you look hard enough you can see his anchorage lines to help right himself once the process is complete!
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    i hate spider!
     
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    Where were these taken, where does it sit?
    And the water beads --- do you have to spray your spider regularly during the process to help it "climb out" of its old "skin" (exo skeleton) ?
     
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    I think these would be a bit better if your depth of field was a bit larger. and try and put a small space beetween your pictures its hard to look at when theres no defined space between them.
     
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    What an amazing process to watch! I love rose hairs. They are just awesome tarantulas, and are actually quite gentle.
     
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    Corinna, when the spiders moult they are laying on their backs. This is why it looks a bit weird :)
    I also think these would be better if the DOF was bigger (higher F-number). But that you could see this process is just awesome. I never seen it myself. I dont have any spiders, but i would like one or two.
     
  7. mack1time

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    thanks for all the comments everyone!
    unfortunatly he passed today
    I checked on him this morning and he was still struggling. I was not sure how long these things take but supposedly he should have been out in a couple hours.
    This was day 3 so something must have went wrong.
    I sprayed him down cause it seemed super dry and his old skin was litterally cracking off of him.
    I'm sad
    It was a good 2.5 yrs
     
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    Oh noooooooooooooo :(.
    And he's gong through many more molting processes before without any trouble? But this time something went wrong? Awwww. I am sorry.
     

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