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Every time there's a molt it catches me off guard and gives me a fright lol
It gets me every single time even when I see the actual shrimp alive and well right next to it I still do a double take haha!Fanatic said:It can be a bit creepy!
Just remember that it's not a dead shrimp.
Haha yeah I should leave it a passive aggressive note telling it to pick it's old clothes up off it's bedroom floor as I'm sick of being the only one who cleans around here!Fashooga said:Wow, that is kind of amazing to see that it just leaves it's clothes behind...just like us humans.
I wish it was his first molt it's at least his 3rd and I still fall for it! I do love the little hatch it has to climb out of it...natures really something!JLeeM said:I did the same thing when my crayfish molted. Even after reading how so many people freaked out when they saw the first empty shell. I did the same thing, and thought he was dead.
It really is amazing isn't it! Every last little detail is on the molt! I think they wait for their new shell to harden before they come back out. I guess people shed too just not in one go haha that would be really creepy imagine waking up next to a human molt!Dch48 said:When I had my saltwater tank in the 80's, I had a Hawaiian purple striped lobster that molted at least 6 times and got a little bigger with each one. I'd see the empty shell and the lobster would hide for a day or 2 and then come back out. It is amazing how they do it.
Lol, creepy!Lissi Kat said:It really is amazing isn't it! Every last little detail is on the molt! I think they wait for their new shell to harden before they come back out. I guess people shed too just not in one go haha that would be really creepy imagine waking up next to a human molt!
I kept the first one too I was just fascinated by the detail and how intact it was...my toddler decided to inspect it...its no longer intact lol I just put it in a flower pot in sure plants can utilise it hahaJellibeen said:The first time it happened was a few days after i got my shrimp. I definitely thought he was dead, especially cos they hide and the molts are so detailed. I like to take the molts out and keep one. The first one i got is in great shape, down to the antennae.
I don’t think bamboo shrimo would eat theirs, either.