This is my first post, but I am so excited I had to share. I feel like a new mother ha ha ha.. My 5 year old daughter was given a Hermit crab for Christmas from her older sister (from the mall kiosk ). She named him "shiny white spotty" (hereafter referred to as SWS ).. we then purchased another a few weeks later which she named "chocolate".. The crabs are great with eachother. Well I noticed the other day that SWS had lost some legs and was growing gel legs. He also seems very out of it and lethargic. I had the tank set up to molt if it needed to. It would bury down a little but not all the way. Well I learned I didn't have the sand deep enough. Today I bought a new tank (much bigger) and new sand.. I didn't have the sand in there for 30 minutes and he's gone! I moved a little of the sand and found the top of his shell so I know his location. But I can't believe he is down there already! I am so excited, and a little upset that I didn't know what to do for him sooner. Anyway, this is a rambled post, but I hope to learn a lot from you guys.. and I have some pics to post later of my "guys"... Keep your fingers crossed for a safe molt for him ok? Thanks!