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      As for when to molt, tiny baby slings (spiderlings) molt a few days after turning dark, whereas large, adult Ts may take up to three weeks.

      Generally, it seems to be about a week or so. I find as I chart my Ts feedings and molts that I can usually add a day or two from the "dark" period before the previous molt and fairly accurately guess when their molt will be (which day). So, each successive molt will take a day or two longer than the previous in terms of how long they are dark before molting.

      Hope this helps.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Well, the person we received her from, says she should molt an day now (and he has more experience that I do), I got more information by reading your post than anything. So at this point it is on the calendar when she last ate (Friday), which took her a long time for her, but whatever, so now I figure just sit back and watch kind of thing. If she molts, than great. If not, then she will eat in another week and a half or so. kind of learning as I go just trying to be safe about the whole thing. The desire for another T is pretty great right now, just trying to figure out which one I want to get.

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      I thought I would update this thread a bit, and hopefully hear back from a few of you who posted here but haven't been on in a while.

      My 8" Acanthoscurria geniculata molted today. She was actually quite energetic about it too. She was on her back for maybe 6 hours, and when she started the molt, she wasn't playing around.

      But as she got her old skin off her belly, my heart sank to see a pool of hemolymph on her chest.

      Thankfully, I have had two other molt issues this year that resulted in other Ts bleeding out maybe twice as much blood (though not half the size), and surviving. So I didn't panic.

      Still, what was going on?

      She was finished with all but the R3 leg before I could see that it was stuck. She managed to pull it out maybe half an inch, but it wasn't going further.

      I decided to leave her alone and see what she would do. She struggled to flip over later, and I did help her there, but after some time, I finally noticed her old exo was separated from her. I looked, and as I had figured, she dropped the leg.

      I am disappointed to have her minus a leg, especially at her size seeing it could be 3-4 years before she looks complete again, but I am thankful that is all it appears to be.

      Moral of the story, don't totally panic if your molting T starts to bleed, even a lot. Just patiently wait and see what happens. Make sure her water dish is full, and just wait. You may be surprised that she pulls through.
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      I'm so sorry to hear about your genic losing her leg while molting......she is still a beautiful large girl
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      Acanthogonatus pi ss ii 0.2.0, Acanthogonatus francki 0.2.0, 1-Linothele fallax 0.1.0, A. vilches 0.1.0, Diplura sp. Sanguinea 1/2"

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      Poor girl. I am glad she's doing okay though.

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      Isn't it amazing that spiders can regen a lost limb? So fascinating. Glad she was able to get thru her molt, tho.

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