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  1. Snakes
    I've always known that most snakes will clear up before a molt after eyes blue and body dulls. However I was wondering if anyone here knows the science behind why/how this happens. It would seem the eyes would turn even more cloudy the looser the scale gets from the eye. Same with the body.
  2. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi, my violet metallic mantis hat a mismolt last week, I had to spend a day cutting her out of her old skin. She's in a bad way, crooked legs and can hardly move, spending all her time on her back. possibly due to a bad claw. I've been feeding her by hand for the past few days, but she is in a...
  3. Spiders and Inverts
    Recently homed a B. smithi sling and on the 29th March noticed that she was developing a black spot on her abdomen. It's now 2 weeks on and whilst the black spot has got bigger she hasn't yet molted. What sort of time frame normally exists between the black spot appearing and the T finally...
  4. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi all, I have an adult Mexican Red Knee. She needs a clean viv and I have one prepared ready for her. I'm aware, though, that she last moulted around this time last year (it was early May, if I remember correctly). She's slow, she's off her food and she's got a very big bum. When is the...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi all, my LP sling who's about 1-1.5cm molted 22 September, he's now sealed himself in his burrow just like he did before his Last molt. Is it normal for a small sling to molt twice in a month? Or would there be any other reason he's sealed himself in? Cheers
  6. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi Guys/Gals, I could really do with some advice, my mature male went through a post ultimate molt and got partially stuck. From what I can see he still has both fangs but lost 2 legs and his 2 pedipalps. His remaining two back legs seem non-functional and so he cannot lift his cephalothorax...
  7. Spiders and Inverts
    Hey Guys/Gals, I really need your advice. My mature male has a post ultimate molt and got stuck during the process and lost 2 legs and his pedipalp's. 1. His remaining back legs look damaged and nonfunctional, should I remove them or leave them? 2. Would it be humane to euthanize him? I am...
  8. Spiders and Inverts
    My B Smithi started molting last night and today its flipped round and it's still got its carapace and opisthosoma still attached. Its legs are fine and I believe its spinnerets look ok. At the moment the spider is in the same place and not doing anything. At this point I just have some...
  9. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi. So im a new owner of an Emperor scorpion. It's about 4". Iv researched about them for weeks before owning one to make sure i knew the correct requirements. I got him/her yesterday from the local shop, everything was set up for me there. The problem is, it's about to molt, he told me this in...
  10. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi there, I have a spiderling struggling with molt at the moment. I raised the humidity and watched it, this was four days ago. The spider is still alive and every now and again gives a little jolt as if it's still molting but it seems to be stuck, it's abdomen is out but the rest of it is still...
  11. Spiders and Inverts
    I need help about sexing. I think two of them are male but I am not sure; Thank you for your helps My first Theraphosa My second Theraphosa
  12. Spiders and Inverts
    Just freshly molted and I'm saying male but what are others saying? Only a 2" b.smithi so I don't know if it would have a big flap or not if female? Thank you if you can reply :2thumb:
  13. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi forum, My Chile Rose went into molt yesterday, and has still not finished, it has been over 24 hours. I done some google search, and am a bit worried with the results I found! :sad: Is Spidey ok? should I continue to leave her to it? if not is there anything I can do to help her? Your help...
  14. Spiders and Inverts
    This is the first time I have tried sexing a molt. I think I have opened up the right part? Just need to know what it is now. Can anybody help? Or have I got the wrong part. Lol! 2 Photos Here
  15. Spiders and Inverts
    so woke up this morning, do the usual tarantula checks. pick up my het.mac sling's tub and look in (usually I never see her/him anyway) and as I go to put it back on the shelf I notice he/she is out in the open....unusual... then I realise he/she is on their back!!!! it must have molted in the...
  16. Spiders and Inverts
    My B.Smithi has just flipped over and started to molt, slightly excited!
  17. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi there, I have a gbb sling that I think has been in pre-molt, I looked this morning and it is on its back suspended in a web??? Is this normal???
  18. Spiders and Inverts
    A few pics of a recent moult, the moult is still underneath the scorpion (sorry for the poor quality images.) iurus1 by andyshtc22, on Flickr IURUS3 by andyshtc22, on Flickr IURUS5 by andyshtc22, on Flickr IURUS2 by andyshtc22, on Flickr
  19. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi all, new to the forum, new to the hobby. Among a small number of Ts, I have a Mexican Redrump that recently molted. Fascinated, hardly a wink of sleep was had! :D However, I'm hoping that I may be able to find an answer to the following. My Redrump, very shortly after its molt, decided...
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