The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shared this awesome video of a red-kneed tarantula molting. They said that all arthropods molt in order to grow larger. Adult tarantulas molt once a year or once every other year depending on age and species. Young tarantulas molt more often. This time-lapse video shows the 7-hour process of a red-kneed tarantula’s molt.


Creepy and fascinating at the very same time!

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