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Died after molting?

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by susan9347, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. susan9347

    susan9347 (Micro Crab)

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    Hi there,
    My hermit crab buried himself and I didn't hear a noise or anything from him for almost two weeks. I undug him (know you aren't suppose to but I was worried) and I found him dead and then the part he molted beside him. Any ideas to why this happened? :(
     
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    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    Molting is very hard on your crab, it isn't uncommon for a crab to die from molting. If the conditions are all right in your crabitat & your other crabs are having sucessful molts than it is probably nothing you are doing wrong, it just happens. Check your temp/ humidity, make sure your substrate is moist enough to create tunnels & deep enough for your crabs to bury.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Yeah he could have just died from stress.
     
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