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not sure if the body behind it is a molt or a dead male, or a dead different type of tarantula...hmmm...any suggestions?

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Mexican golden red rump tarantula
Brachypelma albiceps Mexican golden red rump tarantula

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Aaron_G 9 years ago

This is something in the Aphonopelma genus but I'm not sure about tarantulas in Texas. It's much easier in my state where we have just one species. :-)

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW! Never seen a molt before. Awesome find!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Nice spotting!

Aaron_G 9 years ago

The item behind the tarantula is most definitely a molt. You caught this one looking its very best! Nice spotting.

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Helotes, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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