Is Franklin molting? As soon as I got him home from the beach a couple months ago, he's stayed buried under the food dish. I thought he was just destressing, but does it usually take that long? I cleaned my tat yesterday and picked him up and he was pale, and buried himself in the paper towels when I stuck him in the empty aquarium. My mom wanted to take Franklin and Eleanor to school (they were bought for her classroom) but I don't want to dig him up if he's molting. How long should a molt for a small crab take?