When would you dig?

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When would you dig?

Post by ThatMamaDawn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:03 pm

I set up my crabitat towards the end of May. 3 of my 4 crabs went down right away for a molt and came back up about a month later (I posted pics in here. The 4th crab must have went down after the 2 came up cuz I haven’t seen him. But even one of my crabs that went down right away hasn’t come back up. The tank doesn’t smell bad. But I’m starting to worry. Suggestions?


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Re: When would you dig?

Post by Maddamay32 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:04 pm

How deep is your sub and what is it made of?

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Re: When would you dig?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:09 pm

If molting, they can stay under for a few months. At the 4 month mark maybe start being concerned. Never dig though unless there's a flood or bacterial bloom. Are your conditions good? Substrate, temp, humidity?
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Re: When would you dig?

Post by ThatMamaDawn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:33 pm

Everything is good and as it should be. I’ve had 2 successful molters who both switched shells when they came back up. Just worried about these other two. I’ll let them chill for a bit longer.


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