Holes in substrate

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Holes in substrate

Post by JennC0720 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 am

Hello!

I have one of my bigger hermits getting ready to molt. The last few nights he's dug multiple holes in the substrate, I'm assuming looking for the perfect place to go under - but is on the surface in the morning. Should I leave these holes be or can I cover them back up? (I've counted multiple times, all hermies are on top and accounted for an no one is under) Thanks!

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Re: Holes in substrate

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:43 am

I would leave the holes. They'll just dig more anyway.
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Re: Holes in substrate

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:54 am

Agreed. This is normal behavior. Try not to worry about it.


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Re: Holes in substrate

Post by JennC0720 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Thank you!!!

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Re: Holes in substrate

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 pm

Agreed, totally normal behavior. Mine just like to dig, not necessarily when they are going to molt.
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