Woke up to naked crab.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:06 am
Anybody (crabber85) make much since of this.One of my crabs that I've had since I started was up out of the sand this morning with no shell on. The tank condition seem to be normal with the humidity and temp where it should be. When I noticed I picked it up very carefully to check for any sore spots which I didn't see any. I think this is the one that I've watched the last few weeks digging around close to the front of the tank so sometimes I can see it under the sand through the glass. (Before that it was in the bottom corner for at least a month so I thought it was molting.) Sometimes it seemed to be stretching further out of its shell while digging then I thought it should be but the shell was still on. I didn't have any extra shells cuz all my crabs are down right now so I took the extras out. This morning I put some back in and a little while later I noticed the crab reshelled in one of these new shells I put in. My mom also said it seemed like maybe the shell got stuck between the water bowl and the back glass. However if that was the case I don't understand why it didn't just back up instead of leaving the shell. I didn't get a chance to check cuz by the time she said something I was leaving for work. I placed a towel over the tank so it would be dark and private cuz most of the hiding spots I took out since they kept tearing up the tank with all the digging.PS As I checked for sore spots it didn't seem to have any of the tell tell signs of molting so i'm unsure if it actually molted or not.