Tarantula molting is like whoa!
The process can take up to 10 hours to complete and looks like it is coming from a science fiction movie. Enjoy!
This video features Xenesthis sp White while molting. It seems like this is the first video of this species. SO ENJOY! It indeed looks like some alien birth or a gross scene from a scifi-horror movie. Lol!
A team of enterprising naturists decided to film the lengthy tarantula molting process – up to 10 hours to complete. They then sped up the video so that the whole thing only took 5 and a half minutes. The result is fascinating, but at the same time horrifying.
Like most spiders and anthropods, tarantulas shed their exoskeletons from time to time as they grow. It’s a freaky process, and certainly something that looks shocking if you happen to come across it happening in the wild.
Do you remember this extreme spider web in a Baltimore’s fabric building?