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molting

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:59 am
by Jaycee
my crabs routinely burrow themselves and don’t come out for days. the temp reading on the tank wall has consistently been 70. i have one 6x6” heating pad but the crabs don’t target that area to burrow necessarily. humidity reading on tank wall is consistently 40-50.

my question is, how the heck to tell the difference between molting and just burrowing, since my crabs burrow more often than they are above the coconut fiber litter.

Re: molting

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:21 am
by angelbearpuppy
There is no way to really tell. I have one that burrows down at day and up at night. And two that hide on the surface.

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Re: molting

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:29 am
by Hermiesguardian
You won't really know unless you see black tip toenails and hairy legs afterwards. Your humidity needs to be minimum 80%. They have modified gills and need that to breath.