Unsure Molt

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Unsure Molt

Post by Crabtivating_Crabber » Sat May 09, 2020 9:03 pm

I am a new crabber and got my crabs about a week ago :) . I have two crabs and the bigger one is gone. I am assuming he is molting but see no sign of him, and if he is, I don't know where. Any tips for what to do would be awesome.

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Re: Unsure Molt

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Sat May 09, 2020 9:08 pm

Try not to worry! Crabs can be down for a long time, especially if they are big. Just try to keep your hopes up and nose alert for any fishy smells! Welcome to HCA! :D
Edit: DO NOT disturb him though, is crabbing 101! Like I said, try not to worry!
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Re: Unsure Molt

Post by Crabtivating_Crabber » Sat May 09, 2020 9:18 pm

Thanks! I will definitely be on the watch. Hopefully he will molt successfully!

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Re: Unsure Molt

Post by curlysister » Sat May 09, 2020 11:12 pm

As long as you have proper substrate that is deep enough, you don't have to do anything. They will dig down under the sub to molt, to de-stress, or sometimes just for fun.
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