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General Molting Questions

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by kaw0521, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. kaw0521

    kaw0521 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hi everyone. My crab molted topside. I've isolated it and am giving it both salt and regular water (dechlorinated of course on both), either crushed egg shells or cuttlebone, honey and food. Temp & Humidity right where they should be. Few questions. 1) It has gone back into it's original shell...is this normal? 2) How long does it take to eat it's exoskeleton? 3) I have not really noticed that it's moved since Saturday (Friday was molt day). I'm just very nervous as I've lost two pre-molt and am trying everything to make sure this one is successful and the crab comes out healthy. Thanks for any wisdom!!!
     
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    haleye1997 (Small Crab)

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    just stat hands off. some crabs will switch shells then decide to go back to thier old it is fine. it sounds like you are doing everything correct.
     
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