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shed Tarantula skin by Reptangle shed Tarantula skin by Reptangle
I know this will creep some folks out, but I think the way a tarantula sheds its skin is magnificent.
Here is the newly cast outside of "Steptoe" , my pet roseback tarantula. See how there is a port to withdraw each leg and pedipalp? The top of the Cephalothorax just pops open to let the spider out in her new fuzzy coat. You gotta admit, that is pretty elegant
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Crack3dMySanity Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello i am a member of SPCA NORWAY, and i love your picture. I was wondering if we could please use it in our members newsletter?:) We will ofcourse give you credit for the picture :p Hope to hear frome you:D Merry xmas:squee:
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Reptangle Dec 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, you may!
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Crack3dMySanity Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!:D
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Wathe033 Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW! thats amazing!
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That's really cool.  I didn't know that tarantulas shed.

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zombiebait125 Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool! imma freak everyone out when Mr.Snugglez,my spider, does thisLa la la la 
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Reptangle Aug 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It definitely freaked me out first time my spider did this! I thought he died.
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xSatans-Sacrificex Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh god, hope i dont freak out the first time this happens
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Reptangle Aug 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Tarantulas will lie on their backs to shed!
 I thought my tarantula was dead the first time I saw her do this!
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xSatans-Sacrificex Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol how long does it usually take them to shed?
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