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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tarantula Molting

Our tarantula at my work just molted. I have taken home the molt and was wondering if it will rot after time or not? If so, is there a way to preserve it??
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I hope everyone has left the tarantula alone - you're not supposed to bother them, or their molting, so soon after they've molted...
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It will dry out and become even more brittle, but if it's otherwise not too disturbed, it won't rot away - more likely to fall apart. If you want to protect it, hobby places often sell little clear acrylic boxes of various sizes.

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I keep them in tupperware containers to protect them.

A little trivia: for most all species, you can examine the shed (called an exuviae) and determine the sex of the animal before it has reached adulthood.

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I keep them in tupperware containers to protect them.

A little trivia: for most all species, you can examine the shed (called an exuviae) and determine the sex of the animal before it has reached adulthood.

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how? and how accurate is that?
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A decent microscope is needed, and it's 100%.

There are easier ways to check the sex on tarantulas

Read "this".

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 09:56 PM
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Mine have all remained intact (Oldest being about 6 years now). But you can preserve them using DIY resin kits from places like Hobbycraft.
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wow i didnt know tarantulas did that lol
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