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My crab changed colors!

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My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: Xenocrab » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:27 pm

My Little Chicky has always been a light color, peach/pink with a bright purple big claw. She just came up from molting and she's almost black! Very dark and I thought I somehow acquired a new crab that I didn't remember getting! It's her for sure, but she looks completely different! Is she ok? Do crabs just up and get 10 shades darker? This is her before pic. I'll post a new one when she comes out from hiding in the cholla. Should I be concerned? Have I done something wrong?Image

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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:42 pm

Hello :) A crab's color is determined by what they eat :) She is fine! You are feeding more color enriching foods! :)
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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: fandt94 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:42 pm

Not experienced with this but I’ve come across quite a few posts where crabs changed to a very dark color post molt
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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:24 pm

She’s really pretty! I love her light colors, can’t wait to see what she looks like now.


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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: Xenocrab » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:56 pm

This is Little Chicky. All grown up and 10 shades darker. Almost overnight. They grow so fast. She doesn't look like herself at all!ImageImage

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My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:02 pm

Wow! She is gorgeous, I love her color! It’s crazy how they can change color so drastically.


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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: Xenocrab » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:54 pm

Spoiled crabbies! Bison Liver, chicken poop, pumpkin, green sand, buffalo chicken, plankton, anchovies, wild salmon, dandelion, Gerber daisy petals. The calcium pit is oyster shells, lobster exo, egg shells and snake skin. I added a nut bowl tonight too. Almonds, walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds. ImageImageImageImage

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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: fandt94 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Xenocrab wrote:This is Little Chicky. All grown up and 10 shades darker. Almost overnight. They grow so fast. She doesn't look like herself at all!ImageImage

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So pretty and definitely bigger!!! This is why I’m starting to get so confused between mine lol...they go down small and come back and look so big!
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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: mjjluver » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 am

I like the new color!
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Re: My crab changed colors!

PostAuthor: BlookittiePC » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Mine did this as well.
Jarvis before molt: Image
Jarvis after molt: Image
Friday before molt: Image
Friday after molt: Image
Funny how that happens!
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