We’ve been having our boiler in the house replaced and I’ve been using a fan heater to keep the bug room warm while there’s no other heating. It’s been dragging on for two weeks now and I’ve been really concerned that the cold and temperature fluctuations were going to cause harm.
So I went to...
My Versicolor moulted 18 days ago on the 10th. He is 1 yr 5 months old and isn't eating/drinking, is hardly moving and he seems very weak, abdomen isn't shrivelled and looks as if he has white specks of fluid on his joints. he has a leg-span of approx 2.5''. He looks as if he is dying though...
Sapphire my Caribena Versicolor was wondering around at the top of his/her enclosure this afternoon, which caught my attention as she's normally an anti social bastard haha. Anyway, I noticed she looked bigger, so I looked and found her shed skin (unfortunately it wasn't salvageable enough to be...
Well, I was going to get an earlyish night for once... Until I walked into my spare room where the critters are kept, to discover Skeleton - my Acanthoscurria Geniculata - stripping off! I've never seen a full shed before, so I've been sitting and watching patiently, excited to see her/his new...
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...
does anyone know anyone who does sexing from moulted skins?
I've got a lot of spiders moulting into juveniles now and need someone to sex them for me. i'm happy to pay, but need a expert to do this for me,
bigger than juveniles i can do myself : victory:
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm currently undertaking a PhD looking at chelicerate cuticle/exoskeletons in order to better understand the early evolution of the group.
For this project, I'll need a lot of fresh cuticle for compararison with my fossil material. I'm therefore...
Trying to perfect my sexing skills with the microscope. I have a couple that I need a second opinion on:
First up my B. vagans or could be verdezi, I think male
2nd up my P. metallica, not the best picture but there are two structures, one is clearly visible the other is bent over...
Both my A. Genics have now moulted and look beautiful, but I noticed a difference in colour in them and was wondering if that is just different for each spiderling, the same as temperament can vary, or if there's another explanation.
Cuddles at moulting:
4 days after, first feed, nice even...
I came home from work today and just wanted to share this, I must be doing something right with my little set up as I found this today :D
A. Genic sling, Cuddles:
soo beautiful, I absolutely love the red :flrt:
Wish I could look at him/her all the time, but better leave it to recover.
My b.boehmei has moulted and the moult has stuck on the top of her abdomen, she's a sling, is there anything I can do to help it come off? I'm hoping keeping the humidity high might help? What is the chances of it coming off on its own?
I have a sub adult female Grammostola Rosea and she's just had a moult before I got her. She's now ravenous, so I'm wondering; how much food should I give her? I don't want her to be overfed. If you could help, I'd be much obliged. :blush:
My a.seemani has finally got her legs and underside completely out he moult, but she's now top side and her old carapace and abdomen is still stuck on top!:( u can c it's not 100% attached but it's sat on top. Wot or is there something I can do to help her? Or should I let it b c wot...
My freshly moulted B.Smithi "Tinkerbell" trying to do her impression of a pokie!
Hi, I got an adult female avic avic in a trade yesterday and woke up this morning to find it has moulted :D
Just wanted to make sure this is female before I try to mate her and find out "shes" male :lol2:
Heres the moult: Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
haven't been on for a while but nearly all 8 of my T's have moulted in the space of 4/5 weeks, two of them have shed twice in that time! so heres some updated pics!
animal update by darklightjulez, on Flickr
truculentus moulting today :D
Babies by darklightjulez, on Flickr
this is what...