A Tarantula Molting: Extra Terrifying

When tarantulas grow, like so many other animals, they molt their exoskeleton leaving a perfect body replica – minus the head and fangs.Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 16.54.40

A perhaps more real fake spider to hang onto for a good scare prank, if you’re that special type of a**hole who has a few arachnophobic friends. In order to shed its skin the tarantula’s carapace¬†abdomen rupture and the tarantula begins to squeeze out through the hole. The tarantula lies on its back for the procedure and is pretty immobile – the only encouraging factor to take from this video.

I understand people own these as pets?!