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After a molt, how long do crabs usually maintain their black tips on a average if known?
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It really depends on how much they get used, which is a combo of how active the crab is and the materials in the tank that will wear them down over time. I've had them turn to nubs in under a month, and I've also had them keep the black toes all the way to their next molt.
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