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  1. momofboyz

    momofboyz (Micro Crab)

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    Well, I lost one of my hermies today. He's the first one that I've lost in a year.

    He was molting (or so I thought), and he had been down for over a month. I decided to check the bottom of the tank today to see if I could see anybody on the bottom and there he was. The only thing left of him was claws and legs. I don't know if his soft parts just decomposed fast or if another one of my crabs ate him. I didn't see any tunnels into him, so I'm a little confused by this whole thing.

    I'm a little concerned now for one of my other crabs that is down. He has been down for the same amount of time, and I haven't seen hide nor hair of him either. I dread the thoughts of digging for him, so I'm going to let it go for a little longer. I don't normally dig them up anyways, but I could tell just from looking on the outside that Frankie hadn't made it.

    Has anyone else had a hermie die and only leave legs and claws behind? I just can't seem to figure out what happened.
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Aw...:( I'm so sorry to hear about Frankie. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and your other little hermie.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I'm so sorry about Frankie. :( I really hope the other one is all right! When I was little, I had a hermit crab named Sandytan. I don't remember him digging down or anything to molt, but one day I looked and a lot of his legs and body parts were missing. I don't know what happened.
     
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    momofboyz (Micro Crab)

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    The hermie came up from his molt, and he is fine!!!!! He is a beautiful purple color. He is very dark almost like a royal purple. If I can get a picture, I'll post it later, but he is very skittish right now.
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    That sounds terrible, I'm so sorry! But at least the other molter is doing well. I can't wait for pictures, he sounds very pretty.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Yay! I'm so happy for your other hermie! Tell him or her I said hi!
     
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