Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted Dec 24, 2011
Moose is my pet hole. Being an obligate burrower, he spends all his
time in his burrow and I never see him on the surface. Of course, I
expected this, but am amazed at how long he stays underground and spends
almost ZERO time at the mouth of the burrow like H. lividum. In fact,
he keeps covering the mouth and fills in the tunnel most of the time.
I've rigged his cage so that I can see inside the substrata (I use a
black paper cover on the outside and lift the flap to watch his
burrowing progress) but everytime I get a good view, he fills in that
section. It's very rare that he'll molt and carry the exuvium to the
surface, so I'm continually guessing what's up in his world. When it
comes to feeding, I find myself removing 95% of the crickets I give him
in the next day or two. So...he's a beauty, but he plays hard to get =)
I'll be giving him a new cage next week and I HOPE I find him alive and thriving....we'll see.