Exo Exo

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Kunhardt, 22 Dec 2008.

  1. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt

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    I saw quite a cool sight last night, happened to look into my nano while the lights out and saw my cleaner shrimp busy shedding its exoskeleton. Tried to take a video of it, but it was too dark to see properly and when i turned on the light in the room he fled from view.

    How often do inverts such as shrimp and hermits do this? Mine seem to do it every few weeks??
     
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  3. mike Bushie

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    molts every 2 or 3 to 6 weeks. they supposedly shed with the moon cycle supposedly??
    mine seem to make eggs in that space of time. don't know if there is a link between the two.
     
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    About once every two months.
    You will notice that a day or two before he sheds, he will be a lot less active. Almost hiding. Will be behind the rocks, very shy. Not eating a lot, and his behaviour a lot less active than his normal self.
    Question, do you leave the old skin in the tank for the clean-up crew or remove the shell?
     
  5. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt Thread Starter

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    Normally leave it in. With the hermit crabs old skin it seems to sit around for a day or so, but with the shrimps' its gone within hours.
     
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