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Discussion in 'Molting.' started by Crabboy, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. Crabboy

    Crabboy Hi, I'm New Here!

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    One of my crabs just went down to molt, this is the first time I've ever had a crab molt and was wondering how long it would take.He is a little bit bigger than a quarter
     
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    Lukems "First Molt In Progress"

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    Congrats!

    :D
     
  3. Hildegarde

    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Here's a list of average moulting time:

    small: one month
    medium: 1 1/2-2 months
    large: 2 - 3 months
    jumbo: 3 months

    This is from the Crabbage Patch, but you can't use these number as gospel. Zeke, a medium small of ours, was down for 15 1/2 months and is fine.

    Just a word to comfort you This isn't your crab's first or second or maybe third or fourth or more moults. Don't worry. He knows what he's doing.
     
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    Crabboy Hi, I'm New Here!

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    ok he came back up for about 2 weeks and went back down?
     
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    not uncommon-just let him do what he needs to do. The first trip down was probably distressing unless you see sharp new black toes- some crabs molt very quick :)
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Whereas my two teensy tiny guys were down for almost 2 months molting, and then they barely ever came up until after I deep cleaned.
     
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