My crab is molting, now what?

You have determined your crab is preparing to molt and you arenít sure what to do.† First of all make sure you have your ISO set up and ready to go.† This means the temperature and humidity are in the acceptable zones.†

You may notice a slight odor in the tank.† Molting is described by many as smelling like iodine or chemically.† Donít be alarmed, thatís normal.

The length of time it takes for a crab to molt depends on its size.† The larger the crab, the longer it takes.† Jumbo hermit crabs could be under for a couple of months.† Some hermit crabs seem to like to hibernate long after they are done molting.† Do not dig up your hermit crab unless you are sincerely concerned it has died.† Digging up a molting crab will kill it in most cases, so you better be sure before you go digging!

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