Molting worries

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CrabMommaChara
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Molting worries

Post by CrabMommaChara » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:52 am

My size small hermit crab, Hermes, has dug underground, buried himself, and I assume is molting. However, I have less than ideal soil (three parts creature soil to one part calci-sand) that is only about 2 inches deep so I'm worried he won't survive.

Should I move him out, though he has already began to molt?

How do I help the little dude?
I am working off a tight budget and more supplies are not available right now...
Chara, proud new mother of PPs Hermes and Athena

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Re: Molting worries

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Sorry for the late response, but if the crab has not been under for a week yet, I would dig them up because they likely did not yet start the molting process.
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Re: Molting worries

Post by CrabMommaChara » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:43 pm

It's been a bit and I don't want to interrupt the process now. Thanks anyway.
Chara, proud new mother of PPs Hermes and Athena

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