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FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabbie.

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  1. s2steph

    s2steph Hi, I'm New Here!

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    hi, my crab has recently molted & has sucessfully done so.
    what is worrying me, is that it seems to have come OUT of its shell fully. it is "naked" if you
    could call it that. it doesnt have a shell on & is lying with its back to the floor in the
    little water dish i put in the ISO tank.

    my hermit crab is alive, because when i blow on it, it replies to it. so i know that it is
    alive. but i dont know why it is lying in the water bowl (which doesnt really have any water in
    it anymore - proabably a few drops?)

    please get an answer to me ASAP as i KNOW molting is a VERY stressful thing for crabs & this is
    the FIRST time i have experienced a molt. EVER!

    thankyou.
     
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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    ok that is not normal unless he "just" finsihed molting and is exhausted- if he molted last night or yesterday he needs to re-shell. How long has it been?
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    I would put him in iso & give him/her lot's of shell options.Also keep a close eye on him.Keep us updated.:)
     
  4. silver616

    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    If you haven't already you should re-fill the water, he may be dehydrated. Also, make sure the temp and humidity are in the right ranges. Give high-energy foods such as cornmeal and honey, shrimp, spirulina powder, etc. Good luck!
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    Some egg for vitamin B12 should give it a good energy boost.
     
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    MarieEvans Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    Tt ok half to understand hermit crab some people have no clue about hermit crabs.
     
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    newcrabber "Never Molted"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    Her hermie didn't make it. She apprieciates all of your help, however.
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    Sorry to hear that!!
     
  9. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Re: FINISHED MOLTING & OUT OF SHELL IN WATER TANK! HELP! first molt for me & my crabb

    Sorry for your loss.:(
     
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