Hermit crab alive

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Hi
my hermit crab is alive and moving but his legs are hanging outside his shell not moving any reasons why?
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So some legs are moving and some aren’t?
 
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TWiG87 the claws and head is moving but legs are only extending in and out of the shell like if he gets jumped he will retract into his shell and he is not walkong
 

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Darn, I’m not sure, but somethings not right. It’s possible he got injured somehow. I’m sorry, I know that’s really no help. Maybe with some luck he’ll improve on his own
 

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As mentioned he could be molting. They shed the entire part of their body. It's also possible it was injured.
 
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Cool thanks I will leave him be for now
 

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The shedding process should be fairly quick. If it’s not better by now I’d say there’s an issue. But I’d just leave it anyway unless you know it’s dead. Not much you can do for a hermit.
 
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I can official let you all know the hermit crab is back to normal moving around the tank again I think he was shedding/molting
thank you for all your help
 

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