Lost Patience

My deformed E, Patience, didn’t survive her molt. I found her in the forest bedding (organic) and alot of the substrate was compacted in her shell. I removed it and then saw that bits of her exo were still stuck on her legs. I soaked her a bit in the salt water and was able to remove the bits. I put her alone in an isolated area but this evening she was out of her shell and dead. :(:'( her shield looked shriveled…a lot like Moki’s was. So she did not recover sucessfully from her black spots. Also the tip of one of her legs was missing and darkish as if it was clipped off…probably by another crab.

I have found my E’s to be the most agressive shell stealers from molters. They seem to harass each other and other crabs who are molting.

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