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Jess S

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Greedy Gomper has been Not So Greedy Gomper since moulting a week ago and has been refusing to eat mealworms. Managed to get tiny crickets yesterday and put one and a mealworm in. Overkill! Came down to the best ever sight of Gomper chomping the cricket over the waterdish. The mealworm was untouched. Guess it's just a fussy beep beep!

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Jess S

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Gomper had another cricket tonight and sorry for the blurry close up taken through the lid, butI wanted to post it to show the leg growth.

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One heck of a set of legs! See a lot less of it since moulting as it actively hides under it's leaf, whereas before it was out all the time. It only comes out in the dark now. If I turn on the light, it scurries back under the leaf.
 

Jess S

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Thought I'd update my Greedy Gomper thread, even though there's not a lot to say other than its butt is beginning to resemble a builders bum ...

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Spends most of its time hiding under the leaf. Only eats around 7-10 days, though I have been offering every 3 days in the hope of speeding up it's moulting cycle (cue despairing laughter). Probably will start offering once a week, until it shows signs of wanting to feed more often.
 

SikmT7

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Thought I'd update my Greedy Gomper thread, even though there's not a lot to say other than its butt is beginning to resemble a builders bum ...

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Spends most of its time hiding under the leaf. Only eats around 7-10 days, though I have been offering every 3 days in the hope of speeding up it's moulting cycle (cue despairing laughter). Probably will start offering once a week, until it shows signs of wanting to feed more often.
Awww Gomper is getting pudgy :)
 

SikmT7

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He spent a good 18 hours eating that cricket. Loved how he discarded the left over bit in his waterdish
Wow Gomper really savored the meal :) I like it when they put the bolus in a place where it is easy to see it and remove it, with my M. balfouris they dont make it that easy lol.
 

Jess S

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My one has been in a burrow for 22 days now. Got it on 6th Nov - it walled up the front of the half pot, dug a burrow and has resolutely stayed down there. Presumably in pre-moult, so hopefully he/she will emerge a larger spider than when I last saw him.

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I would imagine so. I've had a couple of T's do that on a rehousing, it just seems to trigger that upcoming moulting process. Your one is a beauty and I'm looking forward to my one getting that size. They are not the prettiest when they are tiny. Once they get a bit hairier they look a lot nicer IMO. Lol
 

sussexaurelian

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I would imagine so. I've had a couple of T's do that on a rehousing, it just seems to trigger that upcoming moulting process. Your one is a beauty and I'm looking forward to my one getting that size. They are not the prettiest when they are tiny. Once they get a bit hairier they look a lot nicer IMO. Lol
Can't wait! So far we have had just a pet box of cocoa fibre. I am completely fascinated by them now though.
 
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