The molting smell

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How many smell the molting smell when their crabs molt?

I always smell the molting smell
I sometimes smell the molting smell
I never smell the molting smell
Total votes: 23

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Post by Guest » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:39 pm

Thanks for the compliemnt. :oops:

It does sound like you have a very nice group of sweeties. :)

I would estimate somewhere between 3 days to a week would be normal. I know that seems like quite a range, but every crab is different. The resting peroid does seem to have a lot to do with them hardening, I think they aren't in a big hurry to get up and about until they've hardened, which is the way nature intented. I'm just basing this off the range of what I've seen my smallish-meduim guys do in the past at the same point your guy is at now.

Topic author

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:03 pm

Thanks I am feeling better about Nevel. I'll keep an eye on him for the next week and see what happens. I have him positioned so I can partly see him -- that helps.