My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

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My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by Crabadoo2 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:34 am

I don’t know if my crabs are just weird but today I found a hermit crab that didn’t hv a shell. I just thought it was so weird cos all the others r fine, tank conditions are great and the hermit crab was fine (eating, drinking) and stuff like that. Is there a possibility that it could be a personality.


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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:31 am

A hermit crab that drops it's shell is too weak to carry it. It must be re-shelled asap or it will not survive. Here is the link on how to do that:
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=122302

I'd also recommend filing out the emergency template so we can get a better look into your tank conditions.

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102

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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:38 pm

I second everything that CrabbyLover77 said. Your hermit crab is not fine.
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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by Crabadoo2 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:37 am

I did reshell it but i just went straight out again. I think it may have died :( all the other crabs are fine though


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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by curlysister » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:24 am

If you copy and paste the emergency template, we can help trouble shoot what happened if you want.
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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by Crabadoo2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:41 pm

Sorry i havent been on in a while, but i have a lot of yearly assessments and i have been studying a lot for them.


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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by Crabadoo2 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:43 pm

I cant find the template


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Re: My hermit crab is fine but doesn’t have a shell on

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:46 pm

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=46102

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