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by jaxonru
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Not Molting?

Calcium sand is NOT safe for crabs, it gets hard like cement when wet. You need play sand, which most of us mix with EE/ coco fiber. It helps hold moisture and keep the sub 'sand castle' consistency. HCA recommends 3-5 extra shells per crab. There are correct and incorrect shells to buy, see the sh...
by jaxonru
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Not Molting?

Hermiesguardian wrote: Are all your conditions right? Depth and consistancy of substrate? Heat/humidity. Extra shells.
Yes they should be. 80% humidity, 75-80°F, 6 inches sand/calcium sand, and 3 extra shells for him to switch into if needed.


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by jaxonru
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Not Molting?

wodesorel wrote:I had one wait 10 months before going down to molt for the first time. Most crabs want to right away, but some do their own thing and wait longer than what we think is okay!
Okay thank you! I was worried that I wasn’t doing something right.


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by jaxonru
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not Molting?
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Not Molting?

I’ve had one of my crabs since March of this year (I’m a major newbie) and he still hasn’t molted. Is this normal? Most things I’ve seen says they molt not long after you get them, but he still hasn’t at all. I’m just concerned that he’s not doing the best if he’s not molting. Sent from my iPhone us...