Mexican red-knee Tarantula molt

I bought two of these this past summer for my second son, Garrett. They were the size of q-tips when we got them. I broke two of the legs off this one when we first got them because, small as they were, I am scared of spiders and I used a deli cup to catch him when he tried to make a break for it!
This little guy was in the midst of molting when I looked in on him yesterday. Too cool.

Here he is flipped over. I guess he just came out of his old exoskeleton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here he is right after I flipped him over. Are you not supposed to do this?

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