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bohmert 01-11-2013 10:24 PM

blue knuckle hermit mystery
 
Couple weeks ago got blue hermit tonight notice he is in the shell but there is what looks like another one one the sand and it is moving. What the dickens is going one

Reefing Madness 01-11-2013 10:34 PM

Hitchhicker

bohmert 01-11-2013 11:01 PM

Do you mean there was two in theshell? I dont have another shell. Hes gone now must be under a rock or something

Reefing Madness 01-11-2013 11:11 PM

You get Live Rock? Or a coral with it attached to Rock?

bohmert 01-12-2013 10:12 AM

Ok thanks

RSully 01-13-2013 02:27 AM

Sounds like your hermit molted and what you saw was just the skeletal frame "moving" from your flow. A lot of people dont realize that hermits molt their exoskeleton and then move back into their shell.

bohmert 01-13-2013 09:42 AM

Thanks a lot they shed there legs too? That is weird. Lol

RSully 01-13-2013 08:51 PM

Yup, they do. When I found my first molted hermit crab I thought it was dead. Showed up 5 days later just fine. They will go and hide after a molt until their skeleton hardens.

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Originally Posted by bohmert (Post 1389054)
Thanks a lot they shed there legs too? That is weird. Lol



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