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How long does it take for them to redevelop their exoskeleton after they drop the old one? Both of mine just dropped their shells. I was there for one and isolated him, the other is either hiding very well, or became a tasty P snack
Judging by how the one could barely move (and stuck on side) without his shell, I'd guess P snack.

Why the hell dont they molt in the cave I made for them :veryangry:
 

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yeah, their new exosceleton is developed.......just soft.
I don't know how long, so I would go with SMTT.
 

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I have never had one live through it. They always get eaten, which sucks because they are such good cleaners. Also, I don't think they are smart enough to know the fish are going to eat them. They are invertabrates you know.
 

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I think you need to give them a platform to dry out so that the new shell can harden. That's how it works for reg. crayfish. Otherwise the shell stays soft and eatable :
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I think you need to give them a platform to dry out so that the new shell can harden. That's how it works for reg. crayfish. Otherwise the shell stays soft and eatable :
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I had not thought about that. Anyone know if that is true? I do have a piece of driftwood that my red lobster hangs out in/on that he climbs too the top and is sticking out of the water.
 

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Well, jeeeeeezzzz we have crayfish in Oregon and they don't come out of the water just to check out the chicks :eek:oo: maybe they do? :eek:oh2:
 

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My Aussie Blue Lobster molts under water and his shell is hard within 2 days. Hope that clarifies this up.

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yeah, my little guy got pretty hard in about 24 hours, er.......you know what I mean
Completely done in 48h, and kept under water the whole time in isolation.
 
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