Molting is scary

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crabby33
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Re: Molting is scary

Post by crabby33 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:05 pm

A medium crab of the same size would be a better choice. Also be aware that when you bring a new crab home from the pet store, it will dig down and you will not see it for weeks or even months. It will need time to adjust to the new tank. The rule we have for digging up crabs when they’re molting also applies when they de-stress. Do not dig.


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Re: Molting is scary

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:50 am

Also dip him/her in water to remove the smell of a threat to them if your putting him in with the other.


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Re: Molting is scary

Post by jstein » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:43 pm

So sorry you lost Gia - I have an E as well


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