How Often Do Tarantulas Molt?

How Often Do Tarantulas Molt?

Molting is an important part of a tarantula’s life. When a tarantula molts it is able to regenerate lost or damaged body parts, including legs and hair. It is also the process through which a tarantula grows. But there are also risks – molting is a dangerous time for a tarantula, where it is almost …

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Should I Remove My Tarantulas Molt?

Should I Remove My Tarantulas Molt?

Tarantula molts should always be removed from the cage if possible.  If a tarantula molt is left in the cage for too long it not only looks unsightly, but more importantly it can attract mites. Mites in a tarantula cage are always bad news, so it’s quicker and simpler to just remove a molt when …

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Do Tarantulas Eat Their Molt?

Do Tarantulas Eat Their Molt?

Tarantulas don’t usually eat their molt.  Normally, once a tarantula has molted, you will find the molted skin still within their cage. For tarantulas that choose to molt out in the open, this skin will be almost instantly visible.  However in tarantulas that molt down a burrow, or in a piece of cork bark, it …

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Tarantula Molting Or Dead?

Tarantula Molting Or Dead?

One of the most pressing questions for new spider keepers is whether their tarantula is molting or dead. Fortunately, it is generally pretty easy to tell the difference when you know what you’re looking for.  At the time of writing my own personal tarantula collection consists of over 250 specimens, so I get molts pretty …

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Why Do Tarantulas Molt?

Molting is important to tarantulas for a variety of reasons. Possibly the biggest reason why tarantulas molt is to allow them to grow larger. However molting also offers an opportunity to regrow missing body parts, including urticating hairs that have been kicked off in the past. Lastly, molting is necessary for male tarantulas to reach …

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Why Do Tarantulas Lay on Their Backs?

Many people think that tarantulas lay on their backs to die, but this is not true. Most tarantulas die the right way up, with their legs curled underneath their body. So if tarantulas don’t die on their backs, then why exactly do some tarantulas lay on their backs? The simple answer is that tarantulas lay …

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