Another molting question

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Another molting question

Post by fandt94 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:59 pm

After a molt, how long do crabs usually maintain their black tips on a average if known?
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Re: Another molting question

Post by wodesorel » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:11 pm

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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