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molt sac

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by hot ball, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. hot ball

    hot ball "Never Molted"

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    Can anyone tell me where the sac that holds food and or water is when a crab is getting ready to molt?

    I think one of my newer crabs has one, but am not sure if I am looking at the right thing. I saw it when I watched him change shells, it was on his side, behind his claws and it was pretty big and black....do you think that is a molt sac? Is that even what it is called?
     
  2. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    A molt sac is usually behind his legs on the right side when u turn him to face you if you can get your crab to pull out of his shell a bit so you can take a look it can be any thing from black to grey and looks like a little kinda shiney bubble.
     
  3. courtastic

    courtastic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    anyone have any good pics or links to pics of molt sacs?
    just curious :D
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    No i dont but it sorta looks like a clear black jelly bean the crabs use it to help push off there exo my crab DOB has a huge one right now they can get pretty big
     
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