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Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby doodledawne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:40 am

Hello,
My daughter is doing a project on Arthropods, specifically Tarantulas. I was wondering if anyone might have a discarded exoskeleton that she could display. She's a very sensible girl and deeply interested in Tarantulas, she hopes to get one when she is older and knows more about caring for them. She's aware of the process of molting but would like to show her class what happens to the spiders skeleton during the process. Any advice would be gratefully received. Many thanks.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby yerba_che » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:36 am

Hi, and welcome! Great idea, good for her! My Juvie pink toe has just molted. The exuvium is very brittle and its lost a leg, but you're welcome to it. I'm sure other people will be online and may have offers too. :)
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby Boba Phil » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:55 am

I have a good one in tact, but I need it for a project here, sorry to say. There's a group where I work who do art projects for people with learning disabilities and I've promised it to them, for a Halloween show.

I'm sure someone can help out though.

If you wanted some pics to print out, I can help there.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby JoeMean » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:01 am

I would help out but the only moults I have are from 1cm slings, you can't even make a leg out of them lol

Gl on finding one, I'm sure one of us has a spare :)

Will be a very interesting school project
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby doodledawne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:10 am

Blimey, what a helpful bunch you are! Boba Phil - some pics would be wonderful, many thanks, your project sounds great. I'll PM with my email.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby JoeMean » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:20 am

Yeah that vid is awesome!! Very detailed, and that would go down a treat for the project!!!
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby doodledawne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:25 am

Lydia, what can I say but Wow! That was amazing and perfect for her project. It was strangely moving. I'd love to take you up on your offer, we have had an offer of one but two or three as a collection would be fabulous. We're in Derbyshire, I'll PM with details, thank you again, Dawne.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby kwacky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:44 am

The power of twitter.

I'm glad to see you've had some helpful replies. They're a good bunch on here.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby doodledawne » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:30 am

Hi kwacky, yes, an amazingly helpful bunch. Again, thanks for your recommendation of this forum. Twitter is mighty powerful and once again has proven invaluable.
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Re: Exoskeleton needed for school project

Postby JoeMean » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:50 am

Twitter pah!!! Lol I use fb only ;)
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