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Weird Legs

Post by NLindsey921 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:20 pm

So one of my crabs has all skinny orange colored legs. however, one of his legs is about twice as wide as the others and is a dark redish purple color. Does this mean he lost all of his legs at one point before i got him or is that normal? None of my other crabs legs are like that.
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Re: Weird Legs

Post by CallaLily » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:54 pm

Is the thicker, darker leg his shield leg? Can you post a picture?

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Post by NLindsey921 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:54 pm

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This is the best that i can do. He kept moving so everything came out blurry. it's the back right leg.
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Re: Weird Legs

Post by AleyedtoBuggie » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:53 pm

It is possible. If they molt and grow back the leg then it will oftentimes be smaller. If so, his legs will bulk up with good food and time.

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Post by NLindsey921 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:51 pm

Ok
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Post by soilentgringa » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:52 pm

He looks sort of like his leg was flattened while he was soft then hardened that way, but it could be the camera angle. The legs look fine otherwise.

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Post by bbcraft22 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:15 pm

It could also be the armor leg. That is the visible leg that protects the hermit crab while the crab is in its shell.
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Re: Weird Legs

Post by isadoraisacat » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:22 pm

My crabs all have the armor the back left leg is bright flaming red and thicker. My one crab pina has a much brighter leg than the other 3 her big pincher is almost fake purple its so neon bright and same with her leg which is the brightest flaming red orange. It's probably that

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