Tarantula molting is like an alien from a sci-fi film! An obvious need to watch!

How are you going to response in the event that you saw a tarantula shedding off their old skin?

Creepy Tarantula Molting
Creepy Tarantula Molting

Tarantulas are large and often furry 8-legged creature belonging to the group of spiders which has more than 900 species around the globe. This dreadful creatures include two primary parts, the prosoma and the opisthosoma (or guts). These parts are connected by the pedicel. This waist-like connecting piece is actually part of the prosoma which allows the opisthosoma to move in wide range of motion. Tarantulas can grow from one to four inches and their legs can traverses from 3 to 12 inches.

A female tarantula can lay 50 to 2000 eggs, depending on the species, in a smooth egg sac and guard it for 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, the female will remain extremely very near to the egg sac and become more forceful. Brooding is the process of turning the egg sac. This keeps the eggs from distorting because they are sitting too long. The young spiderlings remain in the nest for quite a while after hatching where they live off the remains of their yolk sac before scattering.

Like their other 8-legged creepy relatives, tarantulas have to shed their exoskeleton occasionally keeping in order to grow, this process is called molting. A young tarantula can do this few times a year as a part of their development process, while fully developed specimens will only molt once a year or less or sooner in order to replace lost limbs or lost urticating hairs. The process happens place when the exoskeleton takes on a darker shade.

In the video below, you will see that a tarantula is shedding or molting their skin off. It seems like an alien from the motion picture Predator. The entire process takes 10 hours to finish. Toward the end of the ideo, you will see the detailed carapace and the remaining parts of the old tarantula’s skin.

What can you say about this video? Is it eerie as you are watching it?

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Tarantula molting is like an alien from a sci-fi film! An obvious need to watch! Tarantula molting is like an alien from a sci-fi film! An obvious need to watch! Reviewed by TrendSpot on Monday, February 08, 2016 Rating: 5

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