Did my crab molt?

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ThatMamaDawn
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Did my crab molt?

Post by ThatMamaDawn » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:28 pm

So, this is Crabby. He’s my biggest crab. I haven’t seen him in about 2 weeks or so since I set up my new crabitat. He instantly dig down and I had t seen him since. My daughter saw him crawling on the side of my moss pit and I got excited and instantly picked him up to look at him and say hi. And I noticed the hairy legs which from what I have read in here is a sign of a fresh molt.

Here’s a pic my husband took. Is there a way to tell if they actually molted? Image


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Re: Did my crab molt?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:06 am

The hairy legs and black toenails are signs of a molt.
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Re: Did my crab molt?

Post by ThatMamaDawn » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:08 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:The hairy legs and black toenails are signs of a molt.
Thank you! He’s still cruising around this morning and ate the crap out of the egg shell I have in there. This makes me happy!


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Re: Did my crab molt?

Post by ThatMamaDawn » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:14 am

Now to get him to get out of that stupid painted shell! he tried on another shell but went back to this one.

I feel proud that he molted. It feels like a success.


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Re: Did my crab molt?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:34 am

ThatMamaDawn wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:08 am
Thank you! He’s still cruising around this morning and ate the crap out of the egg shell I have in there. This makes me happy!


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You're welcome! It is a great feeling when they have a successful molt. How many shells do you have available? If you can, as soon as he's in another shell, remove the painted one.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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