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becca81
07-20-2005, 12:36 PM
I woke up this morning to see my ~4" female G. rosea on her back. I've been waiting for her to drop a sac, so I'm not very happy about the molt. :mad:

She lost a leg during her last molt (October of 2004) and although I haven't seen her stretched out yet, it looks like the leg has regenerated a good amount. You can see it (leg III) in some of the pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Grammostola%20rosea/Archimedes/P1000416.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Grammostola%20rosea/Archimedes/P1000434.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Grammostola%20rosea/Archimedes/P1000444.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Grammostola%20rosea/Archimedes/P1000459.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Grammostola%20rosea/Archimedes/P1000458.jpg

Tarantulasse
07-20-2005, 01:05 PM
Bummer...we just mated our rosea....she hasn't molted for AWHILE either....so I hope she doesn't molt before she drops a sac.

Great pics though!!!! :clap: awesome detail...

NickS1004
07-20-2005, 01:10 PM
wow! that is a good picture showing the replaced leg coming from nowhere... where do they hide them!!

cryptly
07-20-2005, 05:42 PM
Great pics!!! :clap: I don't think molting Ts will ever cease to amaze me. :)


wow! that is a good picture showing the replaced leg coming from nowhere... where do they hide them!!
Good question! I've been wondering that myself. That and how on earth does the larger T fit inside the smaller skin? :eek:

becca81
07-20-2005, 06:01 PM
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the new leg is curled/rolled up inside the coxa.

I wish I had been able to see what was happening when it was first beginning to molt.

Madeline
07-21-2005, 11:15 AM
Cool Pics!!

C-R-A-Z-E-D
07-21-2005, 12:51 PM
great pics becca