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My crab isn't moving!

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Amie91280, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Amie91280

    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

    Dec 20, 2005
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  2. LolaGranola

    LolaGranola Guest

    Hermit crabs can sit still for long periods of time. It may be resting, sleeping or getting ready to molt. Keep an eye on him/her. If you are particularly worried, and the crab has not moved at all try smoothing the sand around the crab and see if there are tracks the next morning. If they are stationary for a long time (and do not smell like rotting fish) you might isolate them from the other crabs with a 2-liter bottle with the top and bottom cut off. Provide small ammounts of water and food and leave him be. Keep an eye out for movement and keep the tank warm and dark.

    But do not be alarmed if he's just been sitting still for a day or two. That's really normal. Check your temp and humidity levels. As long as they are okay, you are fine.

    One way to boost activity is to offer fresh food and to rearrange your tank.
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