Timelapse: Tarantula Sheds Its Own Exoskeleton

This time-lapse video shows the moment a Mexican Red Knee tarantula crawls out of ITS OWN skin

The entire process takes roughly about six hours. Tarantulas, reptiles and many other creatures do this several times throughout their lives as they grow.

In the video, a Red Knee tarantula lays on its back as it sheds its old exoskeleton. They'll usually stop eating and lay still for about 2 weeks before the shedding occurs. These tarantulas can live up to around 30 years and are native to the Pacific Mountains of Mexico near forests and deserts.

 

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