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I have no idea

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Is it bad that I don't have a clue if my crabs are getting ready to molt or have even molted? I've had them for 9 months and still consider myself new, but I read on here that so many owners recognize the signs. Before and after. Especially since we lose track of who they are and don't know who's up or down.
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Post by Kpeterson09 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:Is it bad that I don't have a clue if my crabs are getting ready to molt or have even molted? I've had them for 9 months and still consider myself new, but I read on here that so many owners recognize the signs. Before and after. Especially since we lose track of who they are and don't know who's up or down.
I'm wondering the same thing. Mine has been buried for almost 2 months now. Came up once. I'm a worried crab momma.

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:47 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:Is it bad that I don't have a clue if my crabs are getting ready to molt or have even molted? I've had them for 9 months and still consider myself new, but I read on here that so many owners recognize the signs. Before and after. Especially since we lose track of who they are and don't know who's up or down.
Depends, for you would be able if you have 4 crabs, but not 19
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:04 pm

The after signs are really obvious, especially on any crabs who have gone a while and have an old exo. But no, I can never tell when my crabs are going to go down for sure until they've dissappeared for a few days!

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:50 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:Is it bad that I don't have a clue if my crabs are getting ready to molt or have even molted? I've had them for 9 months and still consider myself new, but I read on here that so many owners recognize the signs. Before and after. Especially since we lose track of who they are and don't know who's up or down.
Depends, for you would be able if you have 4 crabs, but not 19
I have 6. 2 have been buried for a couple of months.
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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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Post by curlysister » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:44 pm

I don't think it's bad at all. I mean, what difference does it really make? I mean, we don't do anything differently when they are getting ready to molt, right? I just keep all the conditions as optimal as possible, and feed from the food pyramid.
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Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:48 pm

I have no idea when my crabs are molting, unless I witnessed them going down. Some of them dig down durning the day, and come back up at night :)

There’s nothing to worry about if you don’t know if a crab has molted or not, you could just look for toenails on the ends of their legs, they receive those afters molts :)


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:15 pm

I don't keep track - I can only tell by how messy the tanks are and how much food is gone :)
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:00 pm

I love you guys! Thank you for helping me not feel bad.
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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:01 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:I love you guys! Thank you for helping me not feel bad.
That’s why we’re here :)


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