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I have an electric blue yabby which is quite hard to come by... He's in bad shape because he was destroyed by my other yabby, all but one legs are missing and only the two claws remain. :(
I want to encourage and maybe force him into shedding, right now he's in a isolation box at the surface of my tank. He's been there for about 1 whole month but still has not shedded, he does not eat, doesn't do anything just sits in the same spot...
So if anybody knows how to encourage and make a crayfish shed quickly it would be greatly appreciated.
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

I`m not surprised he just sits in the same spot, with only one leg.... :whistle:

I know its not funny, but i couldn`t help it. I used to have yabbies and they would often break the big claws off each other but they just grew back i thought legs would be the same?

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Jaket808 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

I had crayfish in my tank at one point and as long as they were fed they would molt without a hitch. Hell they would molt every two or three weeks. Whats your water temps? Could be a correlation with water temps like Tilapia.
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k20812 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

Pretty warm, about 24c atm, i've stuffed some prawns in his face, he couldnt refuse and ate them. But yeah it's been quite a while since it's molted
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k20812 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

LOL he scoots around with that one leg :)
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Jaket808 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

im wondering if since hes lost alot of his legs if its just taking longer for the molt as his legs and claws will be growing back?
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k20812 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

i was thinking that too but jees it's been pretty long! i'll just be patient i guess :)
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Jaket808 replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

Yea I have no doubt it will molt again on its own. Just be patient and obviously keep it safe from predators and I'm sure it will pull through
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: CRAYFISH QUESTION~

24C remains cold for the yabby to molt. plus hanging on top of water
in a cage is not ideal. you can try to place the cage touching the
substrate and let the lone leg touch the ground... and some sinking
pellet will enhance his appetite....

when i was living in the fish pond, we normally catch a big king crab,
removed all legs and claws except the flipping legs.... tied it with
long nylon to swim and feeds with the algae... in two weeks time, that
crab will be full of eggs and fats... and very delicious...
(cruel but that is life in the country side... no difference with beef
fattening before butchery)
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