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Hermit Crabs Exoskeletons Hello Mr. I purchased 6 blue leg hermit crabs about a month ago, and today found what I believe to be two molted exoskeletons and everything I’ve read refers to them as such, but always prefaced with ‘probably’. A quick count of moving shells re-affirmed that there were no dead crabs, however, is there any solid way to tell the difference between an exoskeleton and a dead crab asides from this slow method? Thanks for your help, Josh

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Help. Hermit crabs I need some advice. My co-worker brought back some hermit crabs as a gift that he found on a beach in Gulfport. He brought them as a gag but I was dead serious about taking care of them. I filled an aquarium with sand and plants and did the whole sponge and pellet thing since he said they were land critters. They weren’t moving and a couple actually died. My husband said they were probably sick and suffering and to put them in water and let them die in water as they were meant to. Turned out once in water they stared walking around, swapping shells, etc. I put them in a bucket when I saw they were all alive and watched them. They are obviously aquatic crabs, They have hairy striped legs and are pretty aggressive to each other. What the heck do I do now? I have no idea. Please help me with anything you can. I live in Arizona. I could always take them to California. I’d appreciate anything you could tell me. Barbara

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Coenobita clypeatus is good terrestrial hermit crab found in exotic and you can sub-warm components. Residing in moist elements that it terrestrial hermit crab are a good nocturnal scavenger that makes use of an effective gastropod shell to guard its delicate muscles pieces. These creatures are extremely societal, foraging and you will travel into the teams. When you find yourself C. clypeatus is extremely societal the new kinds is known to be aggressive for the almost every other hermit crabs inside their class so you can bargain most useful fitted shells. C. clypeatus is additionally cannibalistic and certainly will eat insecure molting crabs. Since reddish pincher hermit crab try terrestrial it will return for the drinking water in order to spawn and you can release it’s larvae with the water.

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