Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Nipper has shed

Nipper hadn't been out and about while the boys were away, so I had a peep to make sure he was still alive. I thought he must be due for a shed as he didn't move when I lifted his bark. All he did was raise his fangs.

D has been back two days and Nipper still hasn't been out, so he wanted to check tonight he was ok.

We lifted his bark and he had shed.

The amazing thing about a spider shed is that it is a complete replica of the spider. It doesn't show on the photo, but you can see the sharp points of his fangs.

Nipper has now shed twice since we have been here and the sneaky look at him tonight shows the red colour becoming more prominent in his hair. As soon as he begins to move about the tank, I'll try and get a photo. It is difficult to pick up the colour through the side of the tank. We can't wait to see how big he is now.

2 comments:

Trish D said...

Ah. fun memories. One of hubby's collage friends had a tarantula, and they were always thrilled when it shed because they could use it for a good prank :)

Miss 376 said...

Lol, my boys are already planning on pranks they can play when he dies!