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Old 11-06-2003, 02:05 PM   #1
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crab...mmm tasty snack!

Well, I think my trigger had a tasty snack last night, in the name of a red legged crab. He was out of his shell in shreds. Only one culprit could've done that and he's not talking. I was afraid this might happen, oh well, the joys of owning a trigger.
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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So I guess you need to update you signature.

I was always under the impression that Niger Tiggers are the least aggresive. I have a Bursa and he doesn't really bother anything (yet).
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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Yeah but guess what, the crab is back from the dead!! he's back in his shell somehow, don't ask me how, must have been another hermit crab or something...weird!
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:40 AM   #4
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did he just molt???
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:48 AM   #5
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The first time one of my crabs molted it freaked me out, it sure looked dead!
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Old 11-07-2003, 06:52 AM   #6
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Good point, MT79! it's funny but I never noticed any of my hermits molt, now that you mention it! I have had true crabs and a lobster that both molted at regular intervals, but never a hermit that I noticed....

Trigger Happy - good to know your crab is still kicking!
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Old 11-07-2003, 02:24 PM   #7
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What is molting? Do they 'shed' their skin or something? It looked like the claws were intact, that's why I thought it was the actual crab at first.
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Old 11-07-2003, 02:33 PM   #8
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they shed there outer shell as they grow, they may hide untill it hardens, i dont think hermits molt, but search for a new shell instead
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Old 11-07-2003, 11:36 PM   #9
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i dont think hermits molt, but search for a new shell instead
Actually they do molt, the anterior end is just a softer shell.

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I can tell you for a fact that hermit crabs do molt!! and they change shells.. also dont put shrimp in the tank they become dinner. Hope that helps
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