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Old 01-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
 
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when my hermit crabs shed there outer skeleton should I remove the old skin or leave it in the tank to be eaten?
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
 
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i think they should eat it while they are still burried.
actually sorry didn't realise what section this was in,so don't know
now if my answer applies. sorry.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
 
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When mine do, and when my ginormous coral banded shrimp does, I leave it because it usually gets eaten by SOME one in the tank. When he molts its huge and its usually gone in less than a day.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
 
I leave mine in, not done any harm. I spotted a bristleworm dragging the last one into a rock for a quick lunch.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:48 AM   #5
 
leave it, will give them/other creature some calcium/iodine supplements.
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