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Help! My Crab is Naked! What should I do?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by LolaGranola, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. LolaGranola

    LolaGranola Guest

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  2. Amie91280

    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    The most important thing to do for a naked crab is to give it a selection of properly sized shells and isolate it from the other crabs, who could damage its tender abdomen. Often, given a choice of shells, a naked crab will eagerly hop into one. If it doesn't get into a shell, try to put it in a glass with a damp paper towel at the bottom and a few empty shells. If the crab still doesn't get into a shell, leave it in a dark, humid environment to reduce stress and give it time to reshell.
     
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    If the crab does not re-shell it may also mean impending death. I had two crabs go nakie and woudl NOT go back in a shell even in ISO...........and they died later. :(
     
  4. CrabE

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    A good place to go to find out if your hermie is naked, is www.hermit-crabs.com. Good luck!!! :icon_colors:
     
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