Crab buried in moss

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Crab buried in moss

Post by Mittmom » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm

I thought my 3 crabs had tunneled down and buried but today I discovered one in the moss! It was the last one to disappear and has been down about 3-4 days. I was rinsing the moss when I found it. I put it back into the terrarium in the log where they like to hide. Just wondering if they ever bury in moss to molt, or could it be it was just resting or de stressing in the moss...

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Re: Crab buried in moss

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am

I don't think they will molt in the moss, but if your substrate isn't deep enough they might try and seek other options for molting. I wouldn't be worried though if he/she has only been down for a couple of days it was probably just de-stressing or resting :colors:
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Re: Crab buried in moss

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:52 am

A few of mine sleep in the moss during the day.
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Re: Crab buried in moss

Post by Motörcrab » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:34 pm

My guys like sleeping and hanging out in the moss too. As long as your substrate is deep enough and sandcastle consistentcy they should go there to molt.
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Re: Crab buried in moss

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:03 pm

I have a few that will rest in the moss too. As long as young don’t find exo in there he’s probably just hanging out.


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