Molting spots

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Molting spots

Post by asiankanye » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:40 pm

Will hermit crabs change molting spots if the one that they find is inadequate e.g. too hot or substrate too dry?

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Re: Molting spots

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:41 am

What do you mean? Usually they dig themselves a small cavern and sit there until they’re hardened enough to dig.


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Re: Molting spots

Post by asiankanye » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:37 am

Like if they find a spot that’s too hot or cold for their liking, will they switch spots or will they just stay there?


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Re: Molting spots

Post by curlysister » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:11 am

Once a crab digs under the sub, they will often move for whatever reason. So yes, I would say if they don't find a 'good' spot when they first go down, they will move before they molt.
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