Should I Isolate the burrowed Hermit Crab?

Questions about hermit crabs moulting and its symptoms.
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Should I Isolate the burrowed Hermit Crab?

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I am a new Hermit Crab owner, I currently have 2 named Climby and Sneaky.

Sneaky was always active and climbing every time, but now he is burrowed for at least 4 days. Climby tried waking him up and they had some sort
of leg fight before Climby gave up and let Sneaky rest again.

Should i be isolating Sneaky (the burrowed one) it seems like this is very like the symptoms of moulting?

I tried to cover Sneaky within the choco peat mulch bedding but he came out and went back to his usual spot

Please let me know if I should be isolating Sneaky as I want him to feel ready and comfortable

I purchased these hermit crabs from Petbarn and they have yellow bodies

Thank you
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Re: Should I Isolate the burrowed Hermit Crab?

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Four days is not long at all; I would not be concerned about moulting unless you have not seen the hermit crab for at least four weeks. Just leave them as they are.
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Re: Should I Isolate the burrowed Hermit Crab?

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Wai wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:40 pm Four days is not long at all; I would not be concerned about moulting unless you have not seen the hermit crab for at least four weeks. Just leave them as they are.
Thank you Wai,

I am truly grateful for your response to this, it has given me such a relief.
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