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Discussion in 'Molting.' started by jtswife, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. jtswife

    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    My hermie that is in the rainbow shell, well, he is not moving. He is somewhat out of his shell. His color is good, and his eyes are red. Is he top molting?:(
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Either you guys don't want to play today:) , or someone doesn't want to give me the bad news:( I'm scuuurred:eek:
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Well does he smell at all?? or when u try to look in his shell can you see any pink?? Just keep a close eye on him. Also does the tank have a weird smell like butterscotch or iodine??
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I can take his whole body out. No smell. I gently put him back into his shell. He is still colorful. I don't know:confused:
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Why should it smell like butterscotch or iodine?
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    ive been told when they molt they can get a smell along those lines. So he fell all the way out? And you didnt see any pink? put him close to the food and water dishes. I would also put him in your iso tank if you can.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    He didn't come out all the way, but his rear body, the part that is in the shell, was pink not shrimp looking.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    just keep a very close eye on him thats all i can really advise and see how its going? Keep me posted
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Sometimes when they molt, they have a smell that was first described to me as a "chemical" type smell. I was concerned because I didn't know what was causing the awful smell in my tank. It lasted a few days while my Daisy was molting and went away.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    no unusual smell in the tank or on the crab. I know I read somewhere that I can iso him in the same tank but with a bottle over him. Will he need water in the iso with him?:confused:
     
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    you were able to pull him out even a tiny bit? My opinion is that he's not alive. A crabs instinct is to retreat into his shell. They don't voluntarily leave the shell or let someone or something take them out of it. It's what keeps them safe and alive.
    Even when molting there's some movement. A tiny flicker or something.

    Just my guess on this. I hope Im wrong tho! I really do.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    just wait the night youll know by morning if hes dead or not because it takes about 5 hours for the stink to set in
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    yeah vckums, I think you're are right. I will give it till tomorrow, itsy. :(:mad:
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Ok, I know he has died. I feel bad for these little guys, coming from their natural habitats to pet stores. Thanks to use loving people we can give them a home:( He smelled fishy. I'm sorry guys. Luv ya all for supporting life.:)
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Ok, I told my daughter, thank god she understands, you know life goes with death. I home school her. I have two other children that go to public schools. I really think homeschooling her has done us well. She is ok with it.:)
     
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    Sorry about that...its sad to lose one. Just think of the positive side, he wasn't in a crappy pet store with bad conditions. He was in a really good home.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Im really sorry to hear that ive been through it 3 times and i know its hard i cry every time i cant help it n like vkums said atleast he didnt die in poor conditions
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    TY for your help guys. Yeah, I'm taking it hard but, it will get better.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    just hold your head up
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I think my others may be down, molting that is. I smell a sweet smell in the tank and haven't seen the five for three days. Hopefully they make it through the change:)
     
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