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Old 12-16-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Calico carb upside down again.

This is the second time I've seen this. Last time was 2 months ago. I thought it was dead. I left it upside down for 2 days. When I tried to take it out it started moving and was alive. I think it flipped itself upside down by accident climbing the glass.

This time I saw it again (see pic) but now I see one leg detached and one of its front claws. I flipped it over and it's not moving. It was just fine an hour ago. What is going on? You can see the claw in the first picture off to the side by the rock. Is it molting or something? Should I flip it upside down again?

It was eating just fine and running around yesterday.

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Old 12-17-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
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The crack down the middle makes me think you are looking at a molt. Until the new exoskeleton gets hard, you won't see the crab.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:24 AM   #3
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I had this happen with a Tarantula. An OBT. I went looking for her and thought she'd died. I uncovered her, boy was she mad !!!
A lady likes to molt in private LOL


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Old 12-17-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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Sniperhank how long do you expect that would take?


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Depends. Couple days, a week.


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Old 12-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #6
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Whatever I have is obviously not moving. I do not see a visible crack. I assume I should just throw it out. I tapped on it but can't tell if it's an empty shell or not.


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That really looks like a crack there on the underside. It is a molt.
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Here is another closeup no sign of cracks...?? Click image for larger version

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I think what everyone is seeing as a crack is the side of the triangle shaped protrusion these crabs have on the bottom of their body's.

I say lift it out of the water and examine better, hollow=molt, smelling and heavier=dead


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That last picture clears things up. Doesn't look like a molt anymore.
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