Possible shell jacking in progress

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Possible shell jacking in progress

Post by crabby33 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:23 am

Should I be concerned if Violet is approaching Buckbeak from behind and touching and feeling his shell? I separated them and thought to put some banded Mexican Turbos underneath the driftwood where Buckbeak was hiding.

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Re: Possible shell jacking in progress

Post by soilentgringa » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 am

crabby33 wrote:Should I be concerned if Violet is approaching Buckbeak from behind and touching and feeling his shell? I separated them and thought to put some banded Mexican Turbos underneath the driftwood where Buckbeak was hiding.
Crabs climb over one another and touch each other all the time. This is normal. Unless one crab is actively trying to rip the other from the shell or is holding the shell and rocking it aggressively, there is no cause for alarm.

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Re: Possible shell jacking in progress

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:47 pm

I find that mine will walk over each other, it’s extremely common.
They like to feel the shells of other crabs, and if there isn’t any fighting going on, there is nothing to worry about :)
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