By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
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Videographer / Director: Jordan Cadiot
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Marcus Cooper
Found in subtropical regions, amblypygi are an ancient order of arachnids dating back to the Carboniferous period; over 300 million years ago.
As of 2016, around 155 species of amblypygi have been discovered.
The whip spider is distinctive in appearance with a legspan ranging from 5 to 70 centimetres, and large pedipalps to grasp prey.
Despite their intimidating appearance, they are harmless to humans and many people own them as pets.
Jordan Cadiot from Héric, France, captured his pet amblypygi moulting on camera over a span of an hour.
He said: "They are very strange, but beautiful too. When I saw my first one, I told myself, ‘They must be so interesting!', and I was right!
"Even if they are nocturnal, and generally run to a dark place when they see light, it is exciting to observe moulting, reproduction, and hunting."
When the whip spiders are young, they moult every two to three months, however as they grow to adulthood they may shed every three years.
As they shed their exoskeleton, they emerge pale green, soft and vulnerable.
Luckily their new exoskeleton hardens over a few days.