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This Video Of Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Mesmerizing And Terrifying At The Same Time

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Formication is the sensation that resembles that of small insects crawling on or under your skin.
Thus, if you have certain fears with spiders and arachnids, I would like to suggest you keep yourself off limits from this post as the next few moments of this article intensifies and might trigger your arachnophobia.

As this Mexican Red Knee Tarantula begins its molting process you'll feel paresthesias all over your body. This two hour video is condensed to 25 seconds through a time-lapse, but it'll give you the same creepy feeling.

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The video shows how this tiny beast start to compulsively shake until its bloody head pops open.

He continues shaking off his little body until a spider fall into his side.

And without even realizing it, he comes out fully anew out of his old skin, also stretching and shaking his eight legs.

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This process might actually look very terrifying to phobics but this is a completely natural phenomenon for tarantulas.

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Both male and female tarantulas, have to moult since it is part of their growing process. On how often it happens depends on the spider's age and size.



According to IFL Science, the creepy moulting thing seen in the video is called a tarantula's exoskeleton. It acts as an external protection for the spiders, but unlike our skin, they moult, ceasing its growth with the tarantula.

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Just like us people, changing clothes from time to time, these creatures have their own too. Them moulting is like lashing out their clothes that they have outgrew.


SOURCE: Lad Bible
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