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aquasteph
02-15-2009, 04:22 AM
I have 4 crabs.

So I noticed a crab molted the other morning, and while I was removing the exoskeleton, I noticed one of the other crabs was eating him!!! I was bummed out and removed what I could but they had basically picked him clean. So I had a complete exoskeleton and some broken up leftovers of the crab. Basically the top of his head, some single legs and a whole chunk of half body/legs. (Creepy.)

So I was feeling bummed so I went out and bought another crab, right?
and when I get home, I count all 4 crabs!!
So I GUESS two of them molted in one night.. which is kind of strange
but I guess it could happen... and they were just eating one of the exos.
Bizarre.

So now I have 5 crabs. (Hooray!)

PICTURES INCLUDED.

oh by the way, i included a picture of the molds i make from the exoskeletons.
my mom works for an elementary school so i'm planning on bringing them for the kids to look at.

troy
02-15-2009, 05:37 AM
Good to hear it wasn't eaten.:ssmile:

aquasteph
02-15-2009, 06:42 AM
thank you i was glad to find that out myself. :)