Up to eat during molting? Normal?

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Up to eat during molting? Normal?

Post by Ralmeida » Fri May 03, 2019 6:53 am

Hi, Spider-Man was molting for a month and then came up last night and ate food, coconut oil and cuttlebone for about two hours then went back under in a more secluded place. Is that normal? He seemed strong and quite active. Thanks!

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Re: Up to eat during molting? Normal?

Post by wodesorel » Fri May 03, 2019 7:36 am

Yeah, very normal! Hes finished molting, but some will choose to recharge on food and then veg out again for a while. Sometimes days, sometimes weeks.

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Re: Up to eat during molting? Normal?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 am

My 2 PP's both did the same thing. After molting they ate, then went right back under. (You'd think they'd be tired of being under the subtrate :hlol: ) Btw, does your crab have really sharp legs now? I know that is supposed to be normal, but my goodness they feel like little knives :lol:

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Re: Up to eat during molting? Normal?

Post by Ralmeida » Fri May 03, 2019 10:31 am

wodesorel wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:36 am
Yeah, very normal! Hes finished molting, but some will choose to recharge on food and then veg out again for a while. Sometimes days, sometimes weeks.
Thanks! Good to know!


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Re: Up to eat during molting? Normal?

Post by Ralmeida » Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 am

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:59 am
My 2 PP's both did the same thing. After molting they ate, then went right back under. (You'd think they'd be tired of being under the subtrate :hlol: ) Btw, does your crab have really sharp legs now? I know that is supposed to be normal, but my goodness they feel like little knives :lol:

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Ha! I don't really handle them so not sure about the little knife legs :lol: He didn't give me much time to check in him in person, I just saw it on the camera. :D

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