Hermit lost a claw...

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by RiaanP, 3 Jan 2009.

  1. RiaanP

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    Will it re-grow when it molts the next time?
    Was in a fight with another about his shell. Gave the other another shell and now all OK.
     
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    It will grow back, that has happened to mine before and he has two again.
     
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    Most crustaceans regenerate complete missing arms and legs within a few months. It won't be back completely after the next molt. Good feeding and enough iodine is all it takes to ensure successful molts (ecdysis).
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    happens all the time mate. Did you see the fight wait until you see two of your hermits fight now that's really funny
     
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    What I find amazing is how quickly they re-generate, almost over night, it doesn't have to grow, one shed and it's back.
     
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    spiders are the same :) except more freaky
     
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    Depends when he looses the limb. If he looses it right before molting it won't be back, maybe with the next one. One molt every 2 months is a reasonably good activity.
     
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    Ok, will check him. The fight winner did molt 2 days ago.
     
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