Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

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Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by hermiemyrtle1 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:37 pm

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16. Please describe the emergency situation in detail. My crab is switching shells. He was very active earlier. However, now he has his smaller shell situated in his larger shell that he is trying to transition to. Is this normal? Once he situated his smaller shell in the larger one, he stopped moving and the shells are just together now, sitting.


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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 pm

Is he naked? Or is he actually in the smaller shell that's in the bigger shell? The 2 shells could be stuck together. If he's naked though, he needs to be re-shelled asap, and you should fill out the rest of the template so we can get a better look into your tank conditions.

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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:30 pm

Did he put on a small shell and sit down in the larger one?

Probably not a big deal so long as he isn’t stuck.


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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by wodesorel » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:54 pm

Crabs remove one shell to put the other on, so if he backed in fully clothed, he is using it as a hide!
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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by Pumpkincrab » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:00 am

I agree with wodesorel. I have a REALLY tiny crab who likes to stick her face in a massive shell(at least,massive for her) and sleep there. I think she likes hiding in it!

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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by jonathon1989 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:06 am

Can you upload a picture?


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Re: Hermit Crab Stopped Moving While Changing shells

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:04 am

I don't get if the crab is naked or not from what you are saying
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