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No. With slings and juveniles, most of their food reserves go into growth, so they're skinny again after shedding. They won't pop. being overweight is only a concern with adults, as their abdomens can be easily injured by the large size (making them clumsy) and the exoskeleton being stretched thin. None of the pics I've seen of adults in the wild have ever been fat. youngsters are in a race to grow, so they're les vulnerable to predators, and are able to reproduce. Slow pokes are less likely to get into the gene pool.