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I haven’t see an molt before but what I found in the tank this morning looks pretty solid still rather than just a shell.

 

Can anyone confirm for me that it isn’t a molt? 
 

 

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Snow_Phoenix

When you press the body with your finger, is it fleshy & squishy? If yes, then it's probably dead. If it's a molt, your finger will probably 'sink through' the exoskeleton. Another way is to just pull off the head and check the body for flesh. A molt will be completely empty. 

 

(I hate to say it, but that looks like a full dead shrimp & not a molt though. Sorry. 😕 )

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UpsideDownPumpkin
4 hours ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

When you press the body with your finger, is it fleshy & squishy? If yes, then it's probably dead. If it's a molt, your finger will probably 'sink through' the exoskeleton. Another way is to just pull off the head and check the body for flesh. A molt will be completely empty. 

 

(I hate to say it, but that looks like a full dead shrimp & not a molt though. Sorry. 😕 )

Yeah it’s hard. I thought that was the case. There was a salinity swing last night which I think killed him.

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billygoat
12 hours ago, UpsideDownPumpkin said:

I haven’t see an molt before but what I found in the tank this morning looks pretty solid still rather than just a shell.

 

Can anyone confirm for me that it isn’t a molt? 

That's a dead shrimp and no mistake. The eyes are a dead giveaway. The eyes of a molt will be clear and empty, most of the time.   Those eyes are still black, which indicates that this is in fact a mortality. 😔

 

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Tired

Yeah, that's a dead shrimp. A molt is transparent-ish and sort of broken in half from the shrimp coming out. It looks like a ghost.

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