Pumpkin buried for over 2 months; concerned

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Pumpkin buried for over 2 months; concerned

Post by Pumpkincrab » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:39 pm

Pumpkin is a small-medium hermit crab. She has an opening of about 1".
She's been buried for about 2 and a half months. Should I be concerned? Thanks!

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Re: Pumpkin buried for over 2 months; concerned

Post by HermieBingo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:59 pm

I don't think you should be worried. Hermit crabs can take lots of time to molt. As long as you don't smell a strong odor near the tank, Pumpkin should be fine.

By the way, I love Pumpkin's name!
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Re: Pumpkin buried for over 2 months; concerned

Post by Pumpkincrab » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:13 pm

I made a mistake. I was looking back through texts and whatnot and Pumpkin went down 4 months ago, along with Blackberry. I hope she's okay. I am getting very concerned now.

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Re: Pumpkin buried for over 2 months; concerned

Post by crabs_lex » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 pm

i wouldn’t be worried
some crabs will be buried under for a little while before they even start to molt just give it time
but even if something did happen there’s not much to do about it because you shouldn’t go digging in your tank anyways

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