Hermit Crab Molting or Dead

Hermit crab

Molting underground

A crab buried in its bed is a little harder to care for or to tell if it is molting or not. Smooth the sand around their hiding place and look for tracks to see if they are feeding at night. Many crayfish tend to disappear during the day, but tracks around the cage will tell you in the morning that they are still active. If it’s been weeks since your crayfish has made its burrow and you’re still not sure if your hermit crayfish is still alive, you can carefully sweep some sand around its hiding place to check for rotting odors.

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