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by KatieG
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Thanks again for all the information. I do appreciate it.
by KatieG
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Thanks for all the education. I am glad my two hermit crabs have done so well for over 6 years now under apparently such poor conditions. I will try to eliminate the sponge but that is what they are familiar with. I have not always had a salt water dish but have now in the recent year or two. So yea...
by KatieG
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Ok, well the crab is using the sponge for water source, however the intake of water is... How long have you had crabs and how long have your crabs lived? I am no expert after 6 years but know they are alive and well and we have been using a sponge for all these years. I have never sterilized them, h...
by KatieG
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Samantha, my hermit that was having difficulty molting, seems to be doing ok. Somehow, the leg is normal size however, there is white scarring. She is still hanging out in the corner of the enclosure but I have noticed that she is drinking from her sponge. I have moved the food dish close to her but...
by KatieG
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Thank you for your reply. I will continue to look through the other molting threads to see if there are any similar situations. I did get a thermometer/hygrometer last night and checked the readings after misting the substrate and the numbers are within normal range. However, the humidity did get in...
by KatieG
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

Thank you so much for replying. I am very concerned about this molt. I always dislike it when they mold because I worry about them. And this particular crab has molted out of her shell several years ago.1. I have two hermit crabs. I have had these crabs for 6 years and have been caring for them the ...
by KatieG
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Molting-having trouble shedding exoskeleton

I am new here. Please excuse my lack of correct terminology. I have had my two hermit crabs for 6 years. One is molting but looks like she has not been able to shed exoskeleton on her left limb, its still attached at the bottom of her new limb. It looks like she was shedding it and it got stuck, if ...