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I think She's Getting Ready

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by Switchblade_Brigade, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Switchblade_Brigade

    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    My hermit crab Shelly has been doing some things that make me think that she is preparing to molt. She has changed into a smaller shell, munching away at the calcium block, is a bottomless pit when it comes to food, and is stopping by the water dish a lot and I see a small spot on here back that is changing color that I think is where her nutrient sack for molting is going to be. What do all of you think?:confused:
     
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  2. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    i get ready for a molt just in case
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Sounds like she could be getting ready. Is the sac by her hind legs? The molting sac holds water and helps to break the exoskeleton when the crab molts but doesn't store food.
     
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