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Hi,
I'm really confused, I found a set of legs in the outtake to my protine skimmer..
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But the odd part is that both my red legged hermet crabs have a full set of legs.

Any ideas?

Ethan
 

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's most likely a molt Check the shell, if it's hollow, than it probably a molt. If it's got "meat" inside, I'd double check your crabs or see if you have an extra somewhere that slipped in
 
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KinsKicks said:
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's most likely a molt Check the shell, if it's hollow, than it probably a molt. If it's got "meat" inside, I'd double check your crabs or see if you have an extra somewhere that slipped in
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One of the crabs was munching on it before I got to it, from what I can see both my crabs have all their legs, and the only hitchhikers I can see are tube worms and bristle worms.

I also found 3 snails, should I put them back in or are they best removed?

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Xbox62 said:
Hi,
One of the crabs was munching on it before I got to it, from what I can see both my crabs have all their legs, and the only hitchhikers I can see are tube worms and bristle worms.

I also found 3 snails, should I put them back in or are they best removed?

Ethan
Most likely a molt then; the exoskeleton is quite nutritious and helps them build the next exoskeleton; it's not uncommon to see inverts eat their own skins.

And so you mean put the snails back in/remove? If so, what do they look like, or do you have a pic?
 

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