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Venom
01-27-2003, 06:45 PM
My E. campestratus just molted last night, her second molt since I got her in Nov' 01 . But for some odd reason, she didn't flip over to molt ! She just shed right-side up ! She didn't flip over at last year's molt, and she didn't last night; Has anyone else had this happen ??:confused:

Bjorgly
01-27-2003, 06:50 PM
Sometimes tarantulas molt on their sides, and on occasion right side up. Nothing is wrong, so be happy that you can watch something so cool! That is what it says in the tarantula keeper's guide.

Mark

Venom
01-27-2003, 06:55 PM
Hmm, ok. Thanks! It just seemed strange that she should molt "wrong" side up twice in a row.

Bjorgly
01-27-2003, 07:09 PM
I'm sure it's not common to molt upright twice in a row, let alone once, but it doesnt do anything that could be harmful to the spider or it wouldnt molt upright =). It's not bad or anything, i'm pretty sure you can be assured of that. I wouldn't worry about anything.

Mark