Cincinnati Zoo Shares Incredible Timelapse of Red-Kneed Tarantula Molting

StoryfulNewsPublished: May 15, 201821 views
Published: May 15, 2018

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens shared an incredible look at a phenomenon all tarantulas go through – molting! In a video shared on the Ohio zoo’s YouTube page, a red-kneed tarantula is seen shedding its exoskeleton in order to grow larger. The footage shows the seven hour process in its entirety in a timelapse. According to the zoo, adult tarantulas can molt either once a year or every other year depending on the age and type of species. As of writing, the video has over 900 views on YouTube. Credit: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens via Storyful

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