Finished molting

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Finished molting

Post by Tazz9040 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:45 am

My littlest crab molted this morning on top of sand beside of food dish how long dose it take for them to eat there molt n harden up I have other crabs in tank but there not bothering it

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Re: Finished molting

Post by curlysister » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:59 pm

That is a surface molt, which is not a normal thing. Even tho the other crabs are not bothering him right now, he needs to be isolated. Even in the same tank using a cut down pop bottle or a margarine container with holes cut in it. He will need his exo, both fw and sw, and probably some protein and calcium rich foods.

Can you please fill in the emergency template, so we can help figure out why he might have surface molted?
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