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My first molt soon!

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by mechelle, Jun 10, 2008.

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  1. mechelle

    mechelle Hi, I'm New Here!

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    My small crab, Nurple, switched shells yet again. I saw that he's got that bubble thingy on him so he's getting ready to molt. Guess I'll be on pins and needles. I swear I've been such a mother hen with these two critters.
     
  2. ItsMeg

    ItsMeg "First Molt, A Success"

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    Congrats :eek:
     
  3. HERMEZ

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    yes its natural after your like 200th molt is gets easier ;)
     
  4. silver616

    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Good luck!!! The most important thing to remember is that sometimes it seems to take forever for a molter to resurface!! It's important to try to be patient and not go under the sand looking for them!!!
     
  5. krackersmom2

    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    YES! Patience, patience, patience. It does get easier with time:eek:
    SOmetimes molting can change your crab's temprament too. A shy crab may become more outgoing or vice versa. I had one really social crab become very irritated with being handled. Every time I try to pick him up he starts moving both pinchers and he will use them! He's molting now, so I hope he comes up without the attitude.
    Do not be surprised if your crab changes colors as well. They can become darker of lighter in color. I had one PP come up with black shading and another PP is a pale shrimpy pink color. The one thingI like about PPs is their wide range of color variations. Anywhere from dark maroon to light pink....
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    Yes! I know what you mean. I had this really shy crab go down for a molt and when he came back up he was the most outgoing crab I ever saw.:D Then my other really outgoing crab went down for a molt about the same time and when he came back up from the molt he was very shy.:rolleyes: I guess they're beyond puzzling out.:eek:
     
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    Markie "Never Molted"

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    Hehe. I know exactly how you feel. I just went through my first molt with Peewee. It was very nerve wrecking, took four weeks or so, but it was successful!

    Good luck with your first molt! :]
     
  8. mechelle

    mechelle Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Woohoo! Nurple did great! Yo actually went down a week before Nurple,but is also quite bigger than Nurple so we're still waiting on her, I guess she's been down for about 5 weeks now.
     
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