Question by  Cocoa (32)

How can I tell if my hermit crab is molting?

I need to know more about my hermit crab and its life process.


Answer by  Pumpkin1 (201)

Just before molting they will eat, drink and dig more than usual. Their body will turn ashy color while their legs and claws may be white. Their legs and claws may be droopy. Best thing to do is leave them alone.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

Crabs that are molting often appear as if they might be dead. If you crab is indeed going through the molting process, it probably appears to be lifeless and is at least partway out of its shell. It is important to not disturb your crab during this process.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

When a hermit crab molts it leaves its shell and hides out for 1-2 days till its new exoskeleton grows back.

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