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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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KiraJane Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Rosehair? I have one  too. Her name is precious. Shes my second grammostola, first was a porter. They make really cool pets!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think my two tarantulas, "Steptoe" and "Proudfoot" are rosebacks, but I am not sure!
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KiraJane Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
*Porteri
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I congratulate you on the courage to own a tarantula. I know most of them are harmless, but....eh, not for me. 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The make great pets!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My good friend has a Peruvian pink-toed one named Rose. She's sweet, but I cannot get close to her to save my life XD 
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Crack3dMySanity Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, you may!
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Crack3dMySanity Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!:D
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Wathe033 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW! thats amazing!
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