dead or dying or molting, help please

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dead or dying or molting, help please

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I don't know if my small PP is dead / dying / or molting? Slick is in the corner, he is out of his shell (but he's streaked before), and I haven't seen him move all day. He doesn't move when I poke him (I've only done it once this am then again once this pm). He looks lighter color. He's not hard or anything yet. I just thought they smelled bad :S soon after they died. I took the lid off this am and again this pm and I don't smell anything :S . I remember reading a post where someone was afraid that they had buried a crab that wasn't dead 8| . I don't want to do that.

Is there any way I can be positive he's dead (?) ?
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Re: dead or dying or molting, help please

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You can only be sure that he is dead if his abdomen is still attached to his body and if it starts darkening in colour due to decomposition.
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I forgot to come back and post. Slick did die. I couldn't smell him by just taking the lid off, but when I went ahead and picked him up and by the smell there was no doubt.
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Aw I am so sorry for your loss :(
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