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This seems to me like such a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway!

Do hermit crabs shed like shrimp? and if not, does the fact that I see a poor little set of blue legs from one of our hermit crabs mean he got stuck or something and lost his legs (and if so, do they grow back!)

Poor guy, I came home to see a set of hermit crab legs sitting on top of a piece of decorative dead hard coral in the tank that he's been cleaning all week along with the aid of his Astrea snail of a friend.
 

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yep! molting, I believe it's called.
We had one disappear for a couple days, thought for sure it was gone, but it was just hiding while/after a molt. Guess it can take a couple days for their new shell to harden up.

I have yet to see it in our tank, but I've heard that they can regrow a lost leg.

(and it's not a silly question :))
 

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It is actually on my agenda of things to try and acquire this weekend. They have only been in the tank for almost a week now, and I didn't think molting or out growing their current shells could happen very rapidly, but I'm getting the impression it may...
 
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