changing back to smaller shell?

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changing back to smaller shell?

Post by purplepincher » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:09 am

i recently saw my crab switch shells. but in the night, he switched to a smaller shell, then an even smaller one! he is too big for the shell he switched into, but the others are all perfect for him! they have no cracks or holes, are clean, and fit him perfectly. plz help! he will get stuck if he keeps going to small shells, and i dont want a shell fight with my smallest crab, which seems to have the shell that is perfect for salsa. what can I do? should i get more shells? if so, should they be bigger or smaller than his current one? i am offically confused by my crabs. :?: :?: :?:
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Re: changing back to smaller shell?

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:57 am

He may just like the feel. If there’s a variety of shells for everyone it won’t be an issue.


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Re: changing back to smaller shell?

Post by purplepincher » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:34 am

ok thank you.
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Re: changing back to smaller shell?

Post by Xenocrab » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:33 am

My E, Eddie does that. There are plenty of larger shells, but he always picks ones that look too small.

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Re: changing back to smaller shell?

Post by angelbearpuppy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Same here.

My crab switched shells 3 times only to switch back into his old original one that I felt was to small. All in all each crab will find the perfect one for them, weather room or weight or design.
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I also own 1 PP named Dory who stays in my classroom

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