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Why do you have to seperate???

Discussion in 'Molting.' started by ha_notfunny, Apr 26, 2008.

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  1. ha_notfunny

    ha_notfunny Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Please help me. I have two hermit crabs (sebastian & alberto)... Sebastian just started to molt a few days ago:eek:. A friend of mine told me that I would have to separate them, but I haven't because I saw nothing wrong with having together at the same time even if one is molting. Is it true that they have to e separate during a molt, or can you keep them together. Oh, and do they eat during the molting process?
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  2. HERMEZ

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    You do NOT have to separate the molting crabs unless you see they are being attacked-its really best to leave them alone. They create a molt sack before they go down and that is what they eat while molting then they eat their shed exo. :)
     
  3. Hildegarde

    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    All my hermies moult in the tank they are in. I've yet to have another crab bother a moulter.

    As for eating, you might notice a crab in the water-regular and salt-and eating more than usual, so the answer is no, they don't have anything to eat when they moult.
     
  4. silver616

    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I don't separate my molters and have never had a problem with them being attacked...they usually bury themselves down far enough to avoid being disturbed by their tank-mates.
     
  5. Lukems

    Lukems "First Molt In Progress"

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    I personliy Dont Separate My Molters unless I Bought A New Hermie and the molter hasn't yet molted, So therefor, No I would not separate the Hermies unless there trying to Dig them up or attack them in the Process of molting.;)
    Chase (Lukems)
     
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