This Video Of A Tarantula Molting Is Just Too Gross For Words
While a great many people are dreadful of running into bugs and other frightening crawlers, there’s a little gathering of people out there who value the critters enough to call them pets.
Researchers trust that insects, and all the more particularly tarantulas, have been around for a huge number of years, yet it’s just inside the most recent couple of hundreds of years that they went from being wild critters to dreadful little animal pets. How anybody could love one of these is past me, particularly given their not really charming propensities.
While most tarantulas eat creepy crawlies and grasshoppers, a few sorts can eat prey as vast as snakes, reptiles, or little winged animals.
To protect themselves from other animals, tarantulas have spikes on their bodies that they can shoot at threats.
But their grossest behavior may just be molting. I know they can’t help it but it’s just so nasty to see.
Molting, the process of shedding their old skin, can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
In the days leading up to the molting process, you may notice that your tarantula will refuse to eat and will begin secreting small droplets of fluid from its legs.
When it comes time to molt, the critter will lie on its back as though it’s dead. Actually, forget trying to explain it. You can watch the nastiness unfold in the video below.
If you want to make your friends squirm, be sure to share this footage with them! Mother Nature, you’re scary.