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Old 01-05-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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Hermit Crab Skin?

I got 4 hermit crabs in my tank. This morning I saw what seems to be a dead hermit crab, but when I counted my crabs there are still 4 hermit crabs although 1 is more inactive than the other 3. My question is do hermit crab shed their skin? If they do, what do I have to do with the dead skin? Shall I remove it from the tank or just allow it to be consume by the other inhabitants. Thanks again.

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Old 01-05-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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Yes, the split their skins like all crabs.

The shed skin can look a lot like a dead hermit. No need to remove it. It will be consumed by other tank inhabitants soon enough.
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