Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Anansi Anew!

I noticed Anansi lying on her back in the back of her cage early this morning! I don't think she has molted in 4 years!

Brachypelma smithiBrachypelma smithi
Mexican Redknee
Anansi - February 2007

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hyde Followed Suit

As SFB was finishing his molt, I noticed Hyde's legs sticking up in the air as well! More photos to take (and share)! Jeckyll had already molted recently. These two are young enough that their molting is usually within a couple of weeks of each other. They each last molted in May.

Brazilian Fire Red Tarantula Molting2:21 PM

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SFB Molt - as Predicted!

Last month, in my General Update, I mentioned that SeƱor Fuzzy Britches had finally begun digging in his new space. I also noted that his coloration had changed a bit and predicted he might soon molt.

Elmo spotted SFB in the beginnings of molting yesterday morning! I was so pleased and (once things really got started) spent hours photographing and taking video of the process!

Click on any image to see a larger version. Enjoy!

Molting Brachypelma albopilosum Tarantula9:09 AM