As you may remember, one of my crabs, Katrina, died awhile ago. I bought a new little crab, Alexander, and the first night I put him in with Ivan (my other crab), they ran around and climbed and acted happy. The next morning, Alexander was in the fake-boat cave and Ivan was in a hole. About three days later, Ivan remained in the hole (he's still there), and Alexander hadn't moved. He looked all dry and dead. I carefully picked up the fake boat. He was half-out of his shell, and looked awful...but I left him alone, upped the humidity in the tank and hoped for the best. The next morning, I checked...and there was Alexander, with a tiny new pink body, eating the exoskeleton he'd left! (This was two days ago.) I thought they went into holes to molt! Isn't it a bad sign when they molt outside? I didn't know that was what he was doing until he was finished! It happened so fast! Is he okay? He's eating and moving around... I've been reading posts on this page through all of this, learning to care for my new-bodied Alexander...what an adventure he is already.