Surface Molt in poor conditions

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Surface Molt in poor conditions

Post by about20percent » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:08 pm

I have finally acquired some play sand and EcoEarth coconut fiber substrate. I can finally give my crabs what they need. The only problem is I have 2 crabs, one of which is surface molting in a cheap plastic tank I set up as an emergency ISO. How can I give the Crab proper substrate to control humidity without injuring or fatally stressing him? I fear he won't survive if I don't fix his tank, but I'm too afraid to move him. Would the risk of moving him for a few minutes be worth it? He is currently in maybe a half gallon tank with a mesh top and about 1.5 in of clac sand. I know I've made some mistakes, but I don't want to make the worts one in the next few hours. Help please.

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:36 pm

I would not move him. Can you place the kritter keeper inside of your new tank for humidity?


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Re: Surface Molt in poor conditions

Post by about20percent » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:46 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I would not move him. Can you place the kritter keeper inside of your new tank for humidity?


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Wow that's an awesome idea! I hope it works lol. He won't be able to burrow in anything, but I think it's too late for that anyway.

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:23 pm

:) We are full of great ideas here. Just teasing. That is what we always recommend to people if they don't have a separate iso. Good luck! :)
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