Your right, but I didn't exspect it to be a HERMIT crab when it was an ananome crab also But instead an Porcelain Anemone crab or something similar.Most crabs molt to grow larger shells. HERMIT crabs find new shells, hence "hermit". You need to make larger shells available to the hermit to switch to.
This is how he looked all these while...Your right, but I didn't exspect it to be a HERMIT crab when it was an ananome crab also But instead an Porcelain Anemone crab or something similar.
But HERMIT crabs also changes their Exoskeleton while growing, and when the shell is too small they go hunt for another between the snails !
Oh I see... no I didn't see it moving around without the shell. I saw 'something' like the crab (which could be its molted frame of the crab) in the cave and I thought it is the crab. So, the crab could still be in the shell waiting for the right moment to come out. Thanks.Have you saw the crab move without the shell? What the others were saying is that your crab got bigger and that isn't the actual crab, it's the molt.
Generally for hermit crabs you will never see them out of their shell, unless they are quickly switching to a new shell.
After few days now, the crab is very much alive but refusing to go into his shell or other shells... not sure why.Today morning, I was horrified to see the soft bodied crab somehow pulled by and stuck on my wave maker... luckly i had a net on the wave maker and by the time i rescued him (he was still alive) he lost parts of his limbs... really hoping he will make it.
Hi Experts, Some update and questions.Have not seen the crab for a few days now... don't think he is still alive. I only have the empty shell with the anemones on it.
Not sure if they will survive too long without their care giver.... any suggestions on what i should do with those anemones? Don't want to let them just die like that. Thanks.