Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

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Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:35 pm

I have a crab which has currently been in a moss pit for over a week. I know he is not destressing because I've had him for 5 years and nothing bad happened to him. I know crabs sometimes molt in moss pits but I have an issue. My moss pit is quite small. https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostor ... atic-decor It is in the ground and is less than 6 inches. Another problem is that because it is small, it dries up quickly and I need to mist it frequently. Should I still mist it even if it has a molting crab in it?
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:17 pm

Are you sure your hermit crab is molting? It could just like being in there.


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:50 pm

He would usually go in there for at most only a few hours. I am almost certain he is molting in there.
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 pm

I probably wouldn’t just so you don’t encourage the other crabs to go in and disturb him.


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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:47 am

OK thanks. Also is that crab in your pfp a strawberry or a PP? If its a PP, it has really nice colors
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:52 pm

Also if anyone who reads this has had a crab molt in the moss pit, how long does it usually take compared to a regular molt?
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by JoeHermits » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 am

It’s a PP ;)

I don’t think being in a moss pit would affect duration. A molt is a molt.


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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Ok. I also hope the moss pit isn't too compact, because I noticed that it looks very compact.
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:26 pm

Now that my other crab came up, there is the danger of my crab disturbing my other crab molting in the moss pit. Should I temporarily iso the surfaced crab until the other one comes up?
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:31 pm

Wouldn’t it be easier to just iso the moss pit?


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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:56 pm

well if I were to take out the moss pit, the crab may sense it and become stressed out
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by crabbycasey » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:05 pm

Maybe he means to put something over the moss pit to isolate within your tank...like a 2 liter bottle with bottom cut off (and lid off) or something...?


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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:42 pm

Oh that would make more sense.
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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by crabbycasey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:33 am

Good luck with it!


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Re: Molting in a Moss Pit (With a catch)

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:06 pm

The crab came up safe and sound :_) I have two up now
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