Where to post and/or get advice about your molting hermit crab(s). Includes pre-molting, molting, and post-molting issues.
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I thought my hermit crab, Hermie, was molting but he came up in just a week. Was he actually molting? Is that normal moltin time? He is a small hermit crab. I thought they took 2-3 weeks. Maybe he wasn't molting, just sleeping underground? I don't really know. He doesn't have black tips on his feet but he has extra hair on him. He just came up so the tips couldn't have worn off already. I really don't know what's going on. He hasn't even changed shells!!!!
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@Hermitcrabgirl, not even micros can complete a molt in one week it typically takes them ten days from start to finish.It's completely normal for hermitcrabs to burrow just to de-stress so what your seeing isn't out of the ordinary at all.
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