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Old 04-20-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hermit Crab Molted - Neat Pics

My Hermit Crab molted today I guess. I noticed it had been sitting in one place and it was beginning to worry me. LoL. Then tonight when I had the flashlight at the tank I saw a claw on the bottom. It freaked me out a litte so I went in and picked his shell up. He was still inside with both claws, so I located the rest of his sheddings. Here are pics. Some might find it gross, but I have never seen a hermit crab molt before so I found it exciting!
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cool stuff. blue legs have such pretty colors.

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lol Neat stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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I had a sallylightfoot do that before. One morning I saw it laying upside down, I took it out, looked around for the opening and couldnt find one, so I thought he died. The next day, I transferred everything over from my 55 to my 100gal and after all the rocks were out, there he was. I thought someone had thrown him back into the tank...and I was losing my marbles.
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There is a person on different forum would collect different kind of crab molts from his tank and pose them for pictures, funny stuff.
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