Tarantula Molting sequence (shedding skin)

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  1. K-Y-L-E

    K-Y-L-E TPF Noob!

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    Hi all i know that a lot of you dont much like spiders but i couldnt resist to post this sequence of shots
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    Tarantula moulting sequence

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  2. Arch

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    uurrhhhhhhh....... dude that is sick!!...... im not scrolling up again.... once was enough for me!....... well captured event tho :thumbup:
     
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    thats awesome
    Love the way the fangs look when they just shed.......white and shiny :)
    Very well captured :thumbup:
     
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    Interesting/cool series. How long does the process take for it to shed? (ie from the first pic to the last)
     
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    Oh my god, that just makes my skin crawl! But really good sequence of events.
     
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    OSNGAORGNARH[PAERMHPE[AHIMTHPTMHTHPIRMH!!! Eugh!! That creeped me out! Nicely captured from what I saw, I don't have the guts to go back up!!! :lol:
     
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    She is a beautiful spider.

    I miss my Rosehair.

    Mine took about 4 hours to molt and be finished.

    If you get to the shed exoskeleton quickly, it is pliable enough to shape it into
    whatever stance you want. I have had a LOT of fun with my spiders' moltings.

    You can really scare the complete CRAP out of people with them. :)
     
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    That was amazing... very creepy but cool at the same time.

    Great shots!!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Awesome!
     
  11. K-Y-L-E

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    Thanks for the comments people
    @ Antarctican: they can take hours as castrol mentioned his did, or minutes, this one took a half hour to be all done and back on its feet.
    Usually it takes longer the older/larger the spider gets, this guys about 2 moults from maturity so he's not so big just yet
     
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    Great series! Nice detail.
     

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