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Old 10-02-2004, 11:34 PM   #11
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:25 AM   #12
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I will do next time - just taken him out :P I counted 11 hermits yesterday though, the first time I've seen them altogether for ages. I put 11 in a few months ago, so not doing too bad really!
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:14 PM   #13
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I just saw one of my crabs molt! Weird experience.

He was being pushed along the bottom of the tank by the waterflow, without his shell, shaking off his molt. Then he walked away and it was stuck to him, so he shook it off.

Then I was worried because there weren't any spare shells near him, just right at the other side of the tank. But, he started walking towards the shell and everytime he got near, he'd get blown back - obviously he's not very stable without his shell! But, he made one last attempt and ran to the shell, fighting off the current, and popped inside.

His body was a lot longer than I thought it'd be - and curled up beneath him most of the time. I've never seen a hermit like that before - very interesting!

Just thought I'd share this with everyone...at least now I do know what a molt and the real thing looks like :P
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My hermit molts all the time. I bought a bunch of shells and threw them in tank. I look in there every now and then, and he is in a different shell every time. lol

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