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#1 Herman Monster

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 10:25 AM

I wound down through Oct so the full 4wks no food with heat at the beginning and regular baths. Found poo at 4 wks and today almost at wks 10 we have another poo. Please help should I wake him?

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 02:43 PM

What weight is he? So long as no poo in stomach at time of hibernation that’s fine. Its the stomach, not the gut that needs to be empty. I’d not disturb him again.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

Hi and thank you for reply. He weighed 691g when he went into fridge and todays weight is 676g so he has lost 15g. Not sure where I've gone wrong. should I just leave him now and not even look in his box? Only three more weeks to go. It will be the longest three weeks ever.
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Posted 05 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

Where is his box and what substrate are you using?

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:09 PM

I use a cardboard box in the fridge, temperature is a steady 5. Substrate is soil with covering of leaves.




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