This Tarantula molting is like an alien from a science fiction movie!

Like all arthropods, the tarantula is an invertebrate that relies on an exoskeleton for muscular support. Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified.

The guys of Tarantupedia finally managed to video the first Xenesthis sp White while it was molting. It took a total of 10 hours to complete. Fortunately for the viewers the tarantula actually molted up-right allowing them to capture a very detailed carapace. Seems like this is the first video of this species so enjoy.



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