First successful molt =)

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PeekaBoo2013
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First successful molt =)

Post by PeekaBoo2013 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:08 am

I have only had hermit crabs since middle of November I believe. One of my 3 went down around Dec 20th and just came back up today! (he wasn't coming up at night even). Over Christmas I moved the other 2 into a bigger tank and was just waiting on this guy to come up to move him too. So he's in a tank on his own right now.

So since he just came up last night - should I wait a while to move him or just move him in with the other two? I wasn't sure which would be less stressful for him.

This was my first molting experience ever and I'm glad it went well! Sometimes I get worried reading the other posts about molting.
2 Tabby Cats: Peeka and Boo(10/2013)
3 Purple Pinchers: Bagel (11/2019), Schmear (11/2019), and Lox (12/2019)

Brand new owner of hermit crabs, I have never been around them and I'm learning a lot!

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Re: First successful molt =)

Post by DevilNDisguise » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:08 am

Personally, I'd move him over right away. Just in case he decides to go right back under and you need to wait again.

A quick transfer won't hurt, and he'll be with his fellow crabbies again.
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Re: First successful molt =)

Post by PeekaBoo2013 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 am

And I can dip him in the freshwater of the new tank just like I would with a "new" crab?
2 Tabby Cats: Peeka and Boo(10/2013)
3 Purple Pinchers: Bagel (11/2019), Schmear (11/2019), and Lox (12/2019)

Brand new owner of hermit crabs, I have never been around them and I'm learning a lot!

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Re: First successful molt =)

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:20 pm

PeekaBoo2013 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:33 am
And I can dip him in the freshwater of the new tank just like I would with a "new" crab?
Yes.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: First successful molt =)

Post by Overmountain1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 pm

Hooray! Molting can be so stressful!! I’m riding the molting train now and I’m ready to get off! Lol- I want my girl back!

Yep, a quick dunk and they’re ok to add!


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