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Very fat boi (Advice needed)

Sycohearted

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Florida
Hi again!

So, many of you were introduced to Kevin, My juvy B.Hamorii. Well...I have had him since May 11th and unfortunately I had been over feeding him. I thought two small (Not pinhead, just generally small crickets) crickets a week wouldn't been too much and it turns out I was wrong LOL. So, I have not fed him in about two weeks but he's still getting fatter...Should I go another week? I think he may be in premolt but I know Brachypelmas take a thousand years to grow and molt. Also, heavy note...I am not trying to power feed him, I have zero interest in doing so. I am just very new to the Tarantula diet haha. After he molts this won't happen again, I'll just give him one large insect every two weeks I guess.

I took these 3 pics this morning:
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nedaK

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He might be starting to go in premoult but if it continues to eat it is not. And if you continue to feed it feed it less until it moults. When they harden their exoskeleton after a moult do not feed it for probably a week if I am estimating it’s size correctly.
 

Arachnoclown

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I can see Hes definitely in premolt. Dont worry about feeding him, just make sure hes got water to drink. I feed my juveniles every two weeks. The bonus to that is I never have long premolt periods to wait for Ts to molt. He looks pretty health though. Good luck!;)
 
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