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Old 10-29-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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Do hermits re-grow legs?

I keep finding red hermit legs scattered throughout my tank. I actually found a live crab that is missing all of his legs on one side. Do they grow back, or do I now own a handicap hermit? I have it in a floating QT, but am wondering if I'm wasting my time. Any thoughts?
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You sure it isn't just a molt of the hermit?
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They should grow back with the next molt or two.
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I agree with Scott that it will grow back IME
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What is the time frame for molting? Should I be concerned about placing it in the tank with the other hermits, or should I leave it in isolation? Is there any additive that helps with the molting process?
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Is there any additive that helps with the molting process?
PWC`s will add all you need to your tank.
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I agree PWCs, iodine/iodide help in molting (and should be replenished when you do a PWC via your salt mix). Forcing them to molt is the same thing as forcing a fish or anyother living thing to grow...kinda tough, let nature take it's path.
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