HELP PLEASE! Never experienced this before, naked crab!

Questions about hermit crabs that abandoned their shell.
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AliciaRose
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HELP PLEASE! Never experienced this before, naked crab!

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Hi guys, I lifted the hidey off of my water dish and discovered that my hermie is out of his shell. While I stood in shock and panic, he dragged himself under the other hidey. He was sitting in the dish on the sponge for the past few days. I looked at his shell and I don't see an debris (I rinsed it out too). He's only got one other shell choice because I just got them. I thought I'd be okay for the next week with a basic set up until I get home from college to my 20g tank... my parents didn't know they were so complicated when they got me them for a present.

What do I do???
Is he surface molting?
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Re: HELP PLEASE! Never experienced this before, naked crab!

Post by Wai »

If he has the strength to run to another hidey, I doubt he is surface moulting.

Follow the directions below to get him back into his shell:
http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/crabc ... eaking.php
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Post by ladybug15057 »

WOW you're fast! :) I just did a reply on CSJ to the post you put there.
http://crabstreetjournal.com/xoops/modu ... mpost20125

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Re: HELP PLEASE! Never experienced this before, naked crab!

Post by AliciaRose »

Hey guys, thanks for the tips.
Unfortunately Benson did not go back into his shell and I found him dead this morning :(
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