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    While checking the critters this morning, I noticed one of my spiderlings on its back. My husband thought it was dead but I explained to him that it was just starting to molt.

    Unfortunately, I had to run to work. When I got home it had already pretty much finished. But still, very cool.

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    the picture doesn't seem to be working, but I'd love to see it! What kind of tarantulas do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soli View Post
    the picture doesn't seem to be working, but I'd love to see it! What kind of tarantulas do you have?
    This one is a red knee. Pic should be working now (although huge, for detail.)
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    I didn't know they flipped over to molt. How big is this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jatbi View Post
    I didn't know they flipped over to molt. How big is this one?
    Nearly all of mine actually flip onto their backs to molt.
    I've never measured them. XD Probably more than an inch? It's my largest spiderling.

    This has some neat info about how tarantulas molt: http://www.beccastarantulas.com/tara...ry/molting.htm
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