Giant vinegaroon (Mastigoproctus giganteus) molt approaching?
January 27, 2013 by allthingsbiological
Vinnie, the classroom giant vinegaroon (Mastigoproctus giganteus), is looking pretty swollen. I suspect a molt is imminent. Double click image for a larger than life-size view of Vinnie.
Vinnie arrived with two pink toe tarantulas
) on April 13, 2012. I am still awaiting his(?) first molt. I suspect it should occur soon. It will be interesting to see the size increase after the upcoming molt.
Vinnie has proven to be extraordinarily easy to care for, is readily handleable, and great for demonstrations.
More details regarding the species can be found in an earlier post entitled “Giant whip scorpion, a.k.a. vinegaroon (Mastigoproctus giganteus).”
A much larger, leaner, wild vinegaroon is pictured in an earlier blog entry entitled “Vinegaroons (aka whip scorpions, uropygids).”