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crabs moulting

 
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Sally



Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:19 pm    Post subject: crabs moulting Reply with quote

hello
most people know they moult, but I would like to know how often and is it seasonal or all year?
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Kate



Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sally
Ive heard that they moult more frequently when they are younger than when adult, but havnt heard if it is

just a seasonal thing or not.
Kate
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Susie



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
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Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told they need to build up sufficient food reserves to go through the process.
would like to know official knowledge
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