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Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:14 am
by Jamison
Hi everyone, I am officially in panic mode. So in September I got my two new pp's. They mooted immediately and were doing awesome when they came up. But now they are both underground again. I already have extreme anxiety and this is making it worse. I love my crabs so much and if anything happened to one of them I would not be the same again. HELP

Re: Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:23 am
by RiNiKy506
How big are they? I’m not very experienced myself but I had two of my smaller crabs go down, come up from a molt, and then go down a month later again. My second smallest came up yesterday, with my largest. Smaller crabs can molt more often, I’ve read.


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Re: Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am
by ha_haley
This is perfectly normally! A lot of crabs that come from not so great conditions will often pull back to back molts and depending on the size of the crabs, they may molt more often.

I have 2 Ecuadorians that I adopted in October that molted for a month or so and they went down again the first week of December.


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Re: Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:36 am
by Jamison
RiNiKy506 wrote:How big are they? I’m not very experienced myself but I had two of my smaller crabs go down, come up from a molt, and then go down a month later again. My second smallest came up yesterday, with my largest. Smaller crabs can molt more often, I’ve read.


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One of my crabs is the size of a quarter. The other is golf ball sized.

Re: Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:37 am
by Jamison
ha_haley wrote:This is perfectly normally! A lot of crabs that come from not so great conditions will often pull back to back molts Image and depending on the size of the crabs, they may molt more often.

I have 2 Ecuadorians that I adopted in October that molted for a month or so and they went down again the first week of December.


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Thank you! I am feeling a lot better now! :banana:

Re: Molting Again?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:37 am
by curlysister
I will put in another vote that this is totally normal behavior. Presuming the conditions they were in before coming to you weren't ideal, and that you conditions are....they have some catching up to do! LOL! Don't dig them up, that could have dire consequences which would cause far more anxiety. As long as your tank conditions are good, they know what they are doing and when they need to molt.