Where to post and/or get advice about your molting hermit crab(s). Includes pre-molting, molting, and post-molting issues.
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One of my small/medium pp's came up from a molt 3 weeks ago and made a little underground cave a week after surfacing and started hanging out in there. Then he came up after a week or so, and I moved him to the main tank a few days ago and he is buried again. Could he be molting again so soon? I checked on him after he surfaced and he looked great, all legs and everything looked intact and complete, so I can't figure out why he would need to molt again. Anybody else had unexplained back to back molts like this?
I had one true back-to-back molt last year, with one of my small crabs. He'd had no problems, the first molt went great, and then a week later he went down again for a second molt. He was fairly new with me at the time, so I can only assume that he needed to play a lot of catch-up growing, especially since he was so small.He's doing fine now, but it was worrisome at the time.
~ crabbing since 2003
I have had that with my small and medium crabs... just be extra careful to keep conditions good, since they will be stressed for that much more time without having a good long time to relax... or like sandra said,he may just be chillaxin' down there