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My LP

Discussion in 'Lasiodora' started by Jess S, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Jess S

    Jess S Well-Known Member

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    Just a couple pics of my LP sling.

    Day 1
    1cm size

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    The white isn't condensation, it is definitely just distortion because of the flash.

    To give a sense of perspective, the water bowl is a paracetamol tablet blister! Looks huge doesn't it!

    1 Week In


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    It's getting a bit fat now, probably having oversized pre-killed prey items has a lot to do with it, so I'll have to make sure it slims down a bit.

    I hope I get to see it having it's first moult with me.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    So cute but it won't be that tiny for long :)
  3. Jess S

    Jess S Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Enn49. It's seems to be bigger since I had it.

    Had a bit of a giggle just now, because I've been trying to post the link to this to my 9 year old computer savvy kid, whose on holiday with my family (mam couldn't get the week off :(). After 3 attempts of texting what amounted to just the word 'Thread' and receiving crying with laughter emojis back, I finally managed it. Clawed back a little of my self esteem lol :D
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    Jess S Well-Known Member

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    Well guys, do you think this little guy is showing some signs of premoult? Or is it just wishful thinking on my part?!

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    The tiny white dot I think is poop but I've scooped it out now. Really hard to see without the zoom, I didn't notice it until I took the photo.

    It did eat last night, actually dragged a pre-killed cricket at least twice its size clear across the enclosure. Planning on getting smaller live prey when all the crickets are used up or die of old age lol :p:D So a moult probably isn't imminent but I'm hoping soon! Fingers crossed:T:
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    LPs are one T that will eat right up to a moult.
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    Jess S Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Enn. That's what I was wondering! I had heard of slings doing this, but didn't know LPs were known for it. I can't wait for it to moult, because it's a first for me, plus it's so tiny, it'll be easier to see when it puts some size on lol :)
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Don't worry. They grow fast. It's never too early to start looking for an adult size enclosure!!
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