wish him luck!!

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My MM GBB just flipped (oddly in the open, not in his burrow web nest corner)

He hooked out 6 months ago you can see his gloves in the pic, he has taken 2 crickets in that period, (I thought they went 12 months after maturing before a moult? or is it genus dependant?)

 

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Typically, males don't molt again after maturing. Once they hook out and develop emboli, that's pretty much it for them. They may have up to a year (two at the most) to live, during which time their drive is basically just to find a lady spider to make babies with. Occasionally a male will attempt a post-ultimate molt, but they frequently do not survive it. Those that do survive this "extra" molt are likely to be less robust - I've heard that they are frequently scrawny or spindly - and will almost certainly be missing all or part of their pedipalps, as the "boxing gloves" don't pull through the old exo without ripping them off.
 

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Good luck to your handsome little man! :happy: Keep us posted, k?
 

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Looking forward the to the outcome of this in the morning. See you then, godspeed little buddy.
 

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Definitely wishing him luck and quite curious to see if he can pull it off (literally). Good luck!
 

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My MM GBB just flipped (oddly in the open, not in his burrow web nest corner)

He hooked out 6 months ago you can see his gloves in the pic, he has taken 2 crickets in that period, (I thought they went 12 months after maturing before a moult? or is it genus dependant?)
break a leg!
 

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Well, sorry to disappoint but he decided at some point this morning not to bother and is now strolling about his enclosure -.-
 
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