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Old 01-22-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Blue legged hermit??????

Hey Guys need some help here.

When I got up this morning and took a look at my fish tank I found two legs of my Blue legged hermit on the sand.
What could have happened?
Is he going to die now?
Do I have to remove him from the tank?

Thanks guys
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Most likely a molt. Look around and in other shells, he is probably there somewhere.
You can leave them, they will be disposed of by the clean up crew.
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what is a molt?
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When they shed their exoskeleton. This happens as they grow.
http://hermhtcrabhappy.moonfruit.com/marinehermitcrabs
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...SS/Ecdysis.htm
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