View Full Version : Red Claw Crab molting/Egg question

08-30-2009, 09:35 PM
I recently just bought a red claw crab.. and today it froze up like it was dead I checked on it and it was still alive :ssuprised: . I assumed it was molting but upon further inspection its shell isn't cracking off.. its opening the part under its body where the eggs normally would be. The thing is.. there are no eggs.. I do not have a male red claw crab but if this is an opportunity to make them mate I can go buy one down the street. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance

08-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Here is a pic sorry couldn't get my cam to focus

10-19-2009, 01:35 PM
3 months old and no reply, but still.

My first crab did something like that too. A few odd times I found her sitting on the land part opening and closeing that flap over and over. The next day she'd got a new shell. I don't know if that's how they're suposed to behave while molting tho.