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    Posted: April 04 2006 at 8:10pm
I have a perfect shrimp shell - like a snake skin.  Do shrimp shed or did someone have shrimp dinner?
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they do molt... will generally look like the shrimp, but more clear
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Yes they do molt, and they will leave the old shell out in the open to distract any predators while its new shell is hardening.
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Absolutely. I used to search for the real shrimp just to make sure he was alive!


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Yea!!!   Yes, the exact copy was left in the open. 
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If you remove it carefully it will dry and harden. Makes for a great show and tell item for the kids!
However, it will be VERY fragile.
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Originally posted by Shane H Shane H wrote:

If you remove it carefully it will dry and harden. Makes for a great show and tell item for the kids!
However, it will be VERY fragile.

Cool, I hadn't thought of that



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Well when I finally transferred the last of the inhabitant of the small tank into the larger one, there was only one shrimp where there had been 2.  The good news is that the clown gobie, which hasn't been seen since we added it, was alive and well. 

So that's it - take everything out for inventory on a quarterly basis!

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Originally posted by Angel Angel wrote:

So that's it - take everything out for inventory on a quarterly basis!

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Something is thanking you for shrimp dinner.
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