Crab does weird position

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Crab does weird position

Post by Julsie » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:41 am

I have only seen my female hermit crab do this and i’m not sure why or if it means anything but yeah she’s the only crab of mine that i’ve seen do this. Basically will turn her shell upside down almost and twist her body out of it from what it looks like in my opinion.. does it mean anything or is she just being goofy? Image
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Post by JoeHermits » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:18 am

Probably just being goofy.

It happens sometimes when a crab rolls over and then gets distracted. They’re weird that way.


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:44 pm

She could be cleaning out her shell.
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Post by avocadocrabbies » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:51 pm

If she isn't totally out of her shell she's prob fine. I've heard people say that it's their "poop-scooping" position, lol
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Post by 22pony22 » Sat May 30, 2020 9:12 pm

Glad I found this post my crab Happy was doing they today. I thought he was going to ditch his shell. Then he just flipped the shell back up and carried on eating my wood piece in the tank.


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