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Discussion in 'Molting.' started by jtswife, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. jtswife

    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    i havent had any of my crabs move around while molting did you check inside the claw and leg to see if they were hollow or not?? If there not hollow one of your crabbies more then likley is stressed out and losing limbs. Checks out your extra parts and see if there hollow. Also they may be losing limbs if your humidity is to high or to low or if your tank is to hot and there drying out.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Heat is 74 and humidity is 78.
     
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    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Crabs do move around while they are molting. I bought a small white ruggie that dug into the sand the moment she was placed in the tank. I didn't see any signs of her for a month. Then one day I picked up a water dish and found some of her exo. Still no crab. I waited some more and when she finally surfaced, she was on the other side of the tank at the other end from where she started. It was strange that she'd traveled so far underground during her molt but I knew it was her exo. She's the only white crab I have.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Just give it time just use patients darn dont all crabbers hate that word
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Ok. This is the one that I think is molting, mystery. He went naked for awhile under the FB and I found him, put him in a glass with a few shells. Well, he got in one and I put him back under. I noticed he changed his shell again and went under. I keep finding him in different spots under the FB. I have moved his leg and claws under him again.:eek:
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Has he actually lost the limbs or is he molting?
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    It's probably a piece of exo.
    The same happened to me last night. I think my baby lost a limb.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    ive never had a crab lose a limb so i really dont know what else to say
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    I think crab's loosing limbs is stress related. I just deep cleaned my tank several days ago and then my crab lost his limb. Everyone of my crabs I have has a limb lost. quite wierd.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I don't know if he is molting, never been through it yet. The first time I found him, he had lost two claws. This time I found a leg and a claw but, no crab. No fish smell in the tank. Maybe he'll be fine, our it's another one losing limbs.:(
     
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    hello_hammerheads "First Molt, A Success"

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    can hermies lose limbs while molting, not just stress? my baby one molted andwhen he came up he is missing a walking leg, he seems content so i didn't think anything of it, but he could have been stressed because my crabs moves the shells all ontop of where he was molting.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I don't know if they loose limbs while molting. I thought it was their whole exoskeleton. I thought I would find something that kinda looked like a crab.
     
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    hello_hammerheads "First Molt, A Success"

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    no, not all the time, a few days after i brought my first 2 crabs home one of them mush have top molted, because i saw an exo lying there, i was so sad for a few min. because i thought he was dead, but it was hollow and he wasn't. but i never find an exo anymore, i use EE so it is hard to tell what is part of the EE and what is part crab and what is part exo.1 crabby [my baby] has lost a limb, but i usually only find bits and peices because they usually weat their exo.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    what is weat their exo?
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I think that is meant to say "eat" their exo...
     
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    hello_hammerheads "First Molt, A Success"

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    oops... yeah
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    lol, you guys are funny. I'm glad I'm not alone in this world.:D
     
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    They can drop limbs during molting. If a leg is stuck in exo or got damage din a molt and it hinders them, they can drop it.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I think that is meant to say "damaged in a molt". JUST KIDDING!!!!!! Having some fun LOL .... :)
     
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