OH my gosh! I forgot to post about Rosie (the whole Korea thing threw me off for a few days)!! Last week Girl was worried about Rosie, her Chilean Rose Hair tarantula, she was lethargic and wasn't moving....as it turns out Rosie was getting ready to molt! We discovered (after the fact) that Chilean Rose Hairs actually lay down webbing before molting. This is something Texas Brown tarantulas do not do (you remember Guess right - yes we still have him too...). Anyway, before school one morning Girl came running out of her room saying, Rosie isn't sick - she is molting! The kiddos got to see most of the molting before they headed to school! And I must admit it was super cool to watch the process!
The black part is the "new and improved Rosie" the brown is her old skin.
It took another 10 minutes for her to get this far...
And another 10 minutes to get this far. You can really see her 'fangs' well in this photo.
After 30 minutes she is out! She stayed on her back for about 30 more minutes.
Rosie's old skin!
A few hours after molting