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Concern about new crab's exo

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by RandomWiktor, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. RandomWiktor

    RandomWiktor Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I adopted a hermit crab who was being kept in typical negligent care conditions two days ago. He was in a very small kritter keeper with gravel, pellet food, and no water dishes (just a sponge) or calcium. He is very active and has so far eaten very well, but his exo is extremely pale colored for a purple claw. Is this a sign of ill health? Poor exo? He's just much lighter than my other (healthy) crabs so I'm a bit concerned.
     
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    vampressqueen Hi, I'm New Here!

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    it doesn't sound like your crab is sick. your crab probably is an EE-ecuadorian- crab. they are lighter in color than PP's. Mine are EE's. they have a tanish body w/a purple claw & orange legs. PP's are more red & purple.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    He might have just recently molted before you purchased him. . . Is he a pale peach color???
     
  4. shelbers91

    shelbers91 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    If you have an image, that could be very helpfull in determining what the problem is. He could have recently molted, or just hasnt gotten enough carotine in his body from not being able to eat those brightly colored fruits and veggies, like carrots, corn, green beans etc..
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Yes, I agree, if you posted an image, we would be able to determine why he is so extremely pale. . .
     
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