Need Help please!!!

Questions about detached legs or claws.
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Need Help please!!!

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I have 3 hermit crabs. 2 med/Lrg size hermits and one very small one. My 2 Larger ones are doing fine but it is the smaller one that I am worried about. I will give you as much info as possible for someone to offer any assistance. My smaller hermit (Sandy) was introduced to the tank 3 weeks ago. She seemed to be going great! Eating, bathing, playing quite well. Yesterday I noticed she was in her saltwater dish for longer than usual. (I have both fresh water and saltwater) She from what it looked like was almost coming out of her shell completely (in the saltwater). After her bathing she crawled from one end of the tank to the other and found a nice dark spot (her usual resting spot) and slept. The next morning I found her at the front of the tank with her body partially hanging out (no eyes or antenna visable) just her legs. When I tried to pick her up two of her legs fell off and is laying limp with no movement. Her color is not that of which has been described when molting. Her colors are bright and vibrant (oranges and purples). There are no signs of grey or ashey colors. There is no odor, atleast not yet. Can anyone offer any kind of information or help. It would be greatly appreciated Thank you
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Is she in an ISO tank? If not, you need to get her away from any other crabs who could harm her.

Also, we need more information about your tank. What is the temperature and humidity level? What kind of substrate do you use? What kinds of food, and water treatments? Brands on everything?
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Is her whole body loose and falling out of the shell? Are her eyes black or colourless? Is there an abdomen attached to the loose body?
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Please answer the questions above. When a hermie molts, they do not need to be light or ashy all the time. The can also molt when their coloring is dark, or very vibrant as well.
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