weird molting. .

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weird molting. .

Post by cro » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 am

My hermit crab is so weird thses days.
She's been living with me about 11years.
She even molts once a month. It's already been five months.
she's never done that before like this.
She did it every six months. I'm very worried about it
And there's a little spot on my hermit crab leg.
Is there something disease with her..?she's my family..what should I do.

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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by curlysister » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:51 am

Just to clarify a couple of things.
Is she under the substrate? And she has been for 5 months?
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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by cro » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:46 pm

It's already been five months since she started doing it(molting) once a month. (Since.2020) And she's done it once every six months before that.(before 2020)
I’ve seen a drastic change in behavior/activity.
I'm sorry my english is not perfect. And I'm not sure what does "substrate" mean. If that means flooring, yes.

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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by curlysister » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:51 pm

Substrate is the sand and/ or coco fiber that you have for them to dig in.
Is she digging under the sand and staying there for a while? Or is she molting where you can see her?
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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by cro » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:14 pm

Yes she is digging under the coco fiber.I'm afraid she has to molt again.She came up on May 31st from coco fiber.

and I can see her if I look at the bottom of the tank,
I can lift the(glass) tank.

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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:33 pm

cro wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Yes she is digging under the coco fiber.I'm afraid she has to molt again.She came up on May 31st from coco fiber.

and I can see her if I look at the bottom of the tank,
I can lift the(glass) tank.
You really shouldn't lift the tank. You can collapse molting caves which would cause the hermit crab to suffocate.
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Re: weiwd molting. .

Post by cro » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:12 am

Okay. I will.I'm just waiting for her now. .

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Re: weird molting. .

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 am

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