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Old 09-13-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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Smile fire shrimp relief

After a few hours of confussion, my fire shrimp took up residence behind a rock, and very rarely makes an appearance. I found a vivid red empty shell this morning and spent 30 minutes bemoaning my luck before I discovered it was just his molt. He was fine, I am wiser.
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Wheee! Isn't that a relief. Great news--
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I was releived, to say the least. When the pepermint molts, it looks like a shed skin. The fire shrimps empty was still vivid red.
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I had one for a couple yrs and he molted frequently. Mine stayed in the rocks alot also.
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So far this guy molts about every 10-14 days. He really likes to eat. At least it doesn't freak me out any more.
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Wait till you see a hermit's molt!
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I don't want to mention that... I was convinced that my hermits were dying off. Looks just like they had their butts eaten off. I wonder how they get the eye stalks out without breaking the shedded skin?
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Wait till you see a hermit's molt!

Hahahaa, that happened to me a few weeks back and I thought my favorite biggest hermit died lol.
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They should come with a warning label!
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