Troubles finding the right spot

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Troubles finding the right spot

Post by Lucieshermitcrabs » Sat May 30, 2020 9:49 pm

:shock: My hermit crab has been having a VERY hard time finding the right place to molt. The other two are just fine. But this one has been up and down underground,under the water, under the food. She is definitely ready to molt since she has her sacs on her side. The soil is not quite ideal. But I cannot change it due to the other two molting.

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Re: Troubles finding the right spot

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun May 31, 2020 12:22 am

How deep is your substrate and what type is it?
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Re: Troubles finding the right spot

Post by Lucieshermitcrabs » Sun May 31, 2020 7:03 am

Eco earth about 6 inches

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Re: Troubles finding the right spot

Post by JoeHermits » Sun May 31, 2020 8:14 am

She’ll molt when she’s ready. Hermit crabs don’t always molt immediately and may do some burrowing first.


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Re: Troubles finding the right spot

Post by wodesorel » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:19 pm

Some crabs are just little moles! Tunneling around can be normal for them.
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