Dead Or Molting?

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Hi,
I just found my hermet was outside his shell, I thought he had died but saw something move inside his shell, is it possible he just molted? And should I leave the skin in there ?

And does it mean he will move shells soon?

Thanks,
Ethan


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Its impossible to tell from your pictures and description, but watching for twitching movements in the hermit on the tank floor will help.
 
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Mary765 said:
Its impossible to tell from your pictures and description, but watching for twitching movements in the hermit on the tank floor will help.
Ok,
I'll check it out, the thing in the floor didn't notice when I poked it and had a white clear 'cloud' behind it.

I think theirs something in the shell but I'm not too sure.

Ethan
 

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Looks like a molt to me, often 9/10 its mistaken for a dead crab when the keeper is new to it. The reason it gets mistaken is because its a bright red exo-skeleton with a flesh part at the back, rather than it being obvious like say a shrimp molt. The give away is that if you really inspect you won't see any eyes.
 
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Hi,
I saw some legs retracct into the shell, I hope it is molt. How long until he will come out? He had been acting odd the past few days(hanging around the shells and not moving)

Ethan
 
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Mary765 said:
I'm so sorry to hear that
Oh,
It was ment as a joke, he is out and about now .
Sorry for the misunderstanding ️

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Oh,
It was ment as a joke, he is out and about now .
Sorry for the misunderstanding ️

Ethab
Ohhhhh is that him in the front of the picture I thought that was a different hermit!!! Sorry
 
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Mary765 said:
Ohhhhh is that him in the front of the picture I thought that was a different hermit!!! Sorry
 

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