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Moulting tarantula timelapse + info talk

TealHarbor Media
Published on 29 Mar 2022 / In Pets & Animals

Enjoy this rare footage of an Australian tarantula shedding its exoskeleton (which can take 1-2 years to occur in mature females). Our invertebrate aficionado Olga Kazakova provides expert insight into these fascinating creatures, including their defence mechanism stridulation, venom enzymes and moulting behaviour.
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