Long Wait

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Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:46 am

My E has been down for a month and a half. I counted the other times he molts, he averages 1 month and 15 days. Should I be concerned?
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Re: Long Wait

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:23 pm

They’re going to spend more time underground as they get bigger, so probably not.


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Re: Long Wait

Post by curlysister » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:26 pm

Nope. Times vary. You should not dig him up, so just keep waiting.
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Re: Long Wait

Post by Hermie225 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:55 am

It’s hard but be PATIENT :) As said above, as they get bigger and older they will take longer to molt than the little ones. Even then, time is all a guideline.
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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:01 am

Doc he went down the 25th of May. He would be estimated to come up the 5th of July. Now it is the 26th. He is the smallest of my crabs.
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Re: Long Wait

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:19 am

Size doesn't matter. Molting times can vary. There isn't a set time. Just be patient. I know it's easier said than done :)
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Re: Long Wait

Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm

It really doesn't come down to size all the time, it can, but not always.
Be extremely patient, and don't worry to much about the E :)
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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:06 pm

Stella wrote:It really doesn't come down to size all the time, it can, but not always.
Be extremely patient, and don't worry to much about the E :)
That is true, my biggest molted more times than the others, and I’ve had him less
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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:17 pm

I am just really nervous, I am not a patient person
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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:28 am

Still waiting.
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Re: Long Wait

Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:33 am

Have patience and faith. They have molted before they can do it again.

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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:24 am

At this point I am hoping for the best and preparing for the worst
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Re: Long Wait

Post by curlysister » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:51 am

On more than one occasion I have said to my husband 'this time I am sure that Cher must be dead, she has been under for too long'.....only to have her resurface a day or two later! LOL!
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Re: Long Wait

Post by mjjluver » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:01 am

I'm there with you!
I adopted several E's in a 10 gallon tank on June 30th, and am waiting for the last one to come up so I can move him to my tank. I'm not certain he's still alive... I am not sure if moving the tank could have collapsed his molting chamber or what.
just waiting...

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Re: Long Wait

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:21 pm

mjjluver wrote:I'm there with you!
I adopted several E's in a 10 gallon tank on June 30th, and am waiting for the last one to come up so I can move him to my tank. I'm not certain he's still alive... I am not sure if moving the tank could have collapsed his molting chamber or what.
just waiting...
How big is he last one? Mine is about a small
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