Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

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crabbyjo
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Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

Post by crabbyjo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:54 am

I have been crabbing since last January & everything is going beautifully. We got 2 tiny crabs 7 weeks ago & haven't seen them since! I thought I read that tiny crabs will molt for a much shorter period of time, even a week or two.

Should I be worried....because I am. I have been waiting patiently until the past couple of days.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. :)


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Re: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

Post by mool » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:33 pm

Sometimes they will do back to back molts and not emerge until they are quite a bit bigger. I have a 40B with 4 tiny-to-small crabs that I literally never see. I swear they eat less than an air fern! But occasionally I see one or more of them on my late night trips to get a drink of water.

It's the most boring tank ever!


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Re: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

Post by crabbyjo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:38 pm

mool, you cracked me up! I guess I'm not the only one who has a boring tank!! Little buggers! They were so darn adorable when we got them. When they come up we probably won't know it's them. I do have 3 bigger crabs that come up right before I go to bed. I have found that if I sneak up from the side I can actually watch them & they don't have a clue I'm there. :hlol:

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Re: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

Post by bbcraft22 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:46 pm

yy! I have a kind of boring tank, but Fred is always active. The others sleep the whole time!
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Re: Two Teeny Crabs Have Disappeared

Post by mool » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:07 am

Someone on here recently said that a tank with all crabs under ground is like have a tank of pet sand! I love that and have used it myself!

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