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Hi all!

 

One of my emerald crabs has just molted in the last 48hrs. He’s already out and about, eating algae and crawling over the rocks. But I noticed he’s got some gaps between his shell, most prominent where the joints in his claws meet.  I don’t think it’s causing him any issues as he’s happily going about his day but I found it interesting and thought I’d share.

 

Has anyone else seen this in their crabs?

 

 

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mcarroll

That's normal...

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king aiptasia
On 12/8/2020 at 7:30 AM, UpsideDownPumpkin said:

Hi all!

 

One of my emerald crabs has just molted in the last 48hrs. He’s already out and about, eating algae and crawling over the rocks. But I noticed he’s got some gaps between his shell, most prominent where the joints in his claws meet.  I don’t think it’s causing him any issues as he’s happily going about his day but I found it interesting and thought I’d share.

 

Has anyone else seen this in their crabs?

 

 

CF9F03A3-771E-405F-95BB-E1E33504F380.jpeg

it's become more visible since hes bigger, but its basically where the skin is soft to allow flexibility

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