- Aug 22, 2016
My GP is not eating. I know I'm supposed to leave them alone but I'm concerned and want to see if anyone else has had the same issue. I got it as a sling in September '16. It was a regular eater (1 pinhead roach every 3 days). Very active as it would regularly crawl up the side of the enclosure and up onto my hand. to my surprise, it molted the first week of November and I was excited to see the small yellow (gold) lines on the legs. I stopped offering food for a week to give the exoskeleton time to harden. I started offering food (pinhead roaches) shortly thereafter but it didn't seem interested at all. I waited another week and tried again...nothing. Five days later, it was buried in the substrate so I let it be. 2 weeks later, I put a little larger roach in the enclosure and left it. In 3 days I returned, roach was crawling around and no sign of the T. I took the roach out and waited another week. To my surprise, the T was on top of the substrate. Its rump had the black dot and the hairs were missing. It seemed too soon for another molt but I guess anything is possible. I closed the enclosure and left it. Christmas came and went. I have other T's to tend to so checking on the GP, making sure nothing has changed, and offeing the occasional roach is all I have done in the past 80 days. It's buried at the bottom of the substrate and nothing has changed since. Anything I should do/try?