Porcelain crab molted??

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    A few days ago my porcelain crab molted. Now he doesn't have either of his big claws. When I first saw his molt, big claws and all I thought he was died but then I noticed the back side was open and it was empty. Do they normally lose their claws when they molt? When his claws grow back?
     
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    They usually grow missing body parts BACK when they molt. I've not heard of them losing bits during a molt. If he's still eating, I wouldn't worry. Maybe he just had a rough time this go-round.
     
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    He died!!!
     
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    Aw. Poor little guy. :(
     
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