What to do after a molt?

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What to do after a molt?

Post by erickfvelasquez » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:41 pm

Hey everyone! My biggest crab Heidi just finished her first molt (also my first molt) it took around 2 months and she just resurfaced yesterday! I was so happy to see her come out successfully!! Just wondering if there are any things that you all do after a crab comes out to help them after a molt? I sprinkled crushed oyster shells and I have cuttlebone out to give them calcium but any advice would be helpful! Thank you!

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Re: What to do after a molt?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:32 pm


erickfvelasquez wrote:Hey everyone! My biggest crab Heidi just finished her first molt (also my first molt) it took around 2 months and she just resurfaced yesterday! I was so happy to see her come out successfully!! Just wondering if there are any things that you all do after a crab comes out to help them after a molt? I sprinkled crushed oyster shells and I have cuttlebone out to give them calcium but any advice would be helpful! Thank you!

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I have another crab molting under right now too hopefully all goes well!
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Cuttlebone and oyster shells are great! Make sure you have lots of protein for her too. You can also provide some organic/local honey if you have it. Honey is supposed to be a healing food, so I would assume it's good for crabbies after a molt too. :)

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Re: What to do after a molt?

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:19 pm

I just give a balanced diet, maybe at most some fragrant foods (both nice and not so nice) as they are usually drawn to the smells. :)

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Re: What to do after a molt?

Post by erickfvelasquez » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:31 am

Thanks for advice! I feed them the hermitcrabpatch wings n things and surf and turf mix for protein but I’ll definitely try raw honey and some more fragrant foods :)

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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:37 pm

erickfvelasquez wrote:Thanks for advice! I feed them the hermitcrabpatch wings n things and surf and turf mix for protein but I’ll definitely try raw honey and some more fragrant foods :)
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