Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by hermitcrab2005, Jan 23, 2006.
Probably in almost all cases this would be totally fine. But because we can't be certain of why a hermit crab dies, I wouldn't want my other crabs to have that exoskeleton, just in case. But I know of people who do this with exo bits like toes and BPs that are often left unfinished by molters.
I think that is a really bad idear to feed something to your crabbies which might kill them.
I don't know, smart thinking though!
It could jsut be the leftovers
I would follow what some other people do and use the leftovers of successful molts (after you're positive they're successful,) just in case.
I'd be hesitant at best to use an exo from a deceased crab. Like Moire said, you really don't know what cause the crab to die-and you may pass some unknown pathogen/contaminent on to the surviving crab. There are better ways to make sure your remaining crabs get enough calcium before and after a molt. Calci-sand, cuttlebone, egg shells, or a calcium carbonate supplement.
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