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Old 02-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hermit crab question

Do they molt? I'm not sure if I have a dead one floating around or if it molted during a shell change. Also how can one tell the difference?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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If it helps, his hind parts are somewhat clear, but he still has color in his legs and the parts you would normally see.
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I don't know much about hermits but I know other crabs do, can you take it out and check? Molts can have colour in them aswell
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Just found out they do molt like other crabs, hope your guy is okay.
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I pulled him out yesterday, but still not sure. I hope he's ok too. Thanks a lot for the reply.
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You're very welcome, I got this from google, it's supposed to be a hermits molt, does it look anything like this?

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Yes it does but not so large. They are little blue legs. Thanks!
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yay i know they do if ur talkin about the ones that live in the water. lol
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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I never saw any molts from my hermits in my tank they always moved to a bigger shell. But I never seen any molts laying around. Not sure which ones I have but I am thinking it is the red ones.
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