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by Lyn Penn
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Age?
Replies: 44
Views: 7570

Age?

I was just curious to see of I am the oldest member in the HCA. Everyone here is just wonderful, but many are so young. I love learning from you all. O. K. now to the point, I am 67 yrs old. I realize people are sensitive about age, and that's fine, I was just curious. Maybe also the youngest, too? ...
by Lyn Penn
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Fist bump?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Fist bump?

When I pick up my crabs to give them some couch time at night, I put me finger lightly, on their big and small pincher and they press with resistence against my finger. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Every one of my crabs do this. I wonder if they're playing with me or saying "don't do that,...
by Lyn Penn
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Moving with crabs
Replies: 59
Views: 12403

Re: Moving with crabs

It's really no big thing to be concerned about. I do it twice a year from Ohio to the Florida Keys. They're in the back seat with my Lab mix. I put them all together (8) in a tat that is round with screening on it. I give them food and water at night in the motel room. The bottom is gravel, like it ...
by Lyn Penn
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Lesson keep in mind!
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Lesson keep in mind!

It hurts when you try so hard and you think he's going to make it and then he crashes so fast and dashes all of your emotions. :(
by Lyn Penn
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Lesson keep in mind!
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Lesson keep in mind!

Update on Hubert: he died. I knew things were not going well, when he didn't seem to have the strength to walk. It seemed that his legs were too weak, and he was not interested in eating his exo. He died in my hand.
by Lyn Penn
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Lesson keep in mind!
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Lesson keep in mind!

I had cleaned Hubert's tat yesterday and he was playing happily with his buddies in the sink. When I got thru I put them all back. Hubert after about 5 hours haden't moved, so, I looked at him. He fell out of his shell, had a dull eyed look, but still was able to move his abdomen a little. I put him...
by Lyn Penn
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Florida Marine Research
Replies: 6
Views: 5366

I agree

Years ago when I first found my first Hermie, Hymes he started about 6 months later loosing his legs. Knowing not very much about crab ownership, FMR sounded impressive to me. Well they told me to feed them some kind of fish food to help him! Needless to say my poor baby died, probably from too much...
by Lyn Penn
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Slimey water
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Slimey water

I change my crabs water everyday, without fail. I'm kind of funny that way. I feel they should always have clean water. Everytime I change their water, the bottom on the water dish has a slimey feel to it. Do crabs secrete anything when they're drinking to do this to the dish? Just wondering.
by Lyn Penn
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: your opinion on handling
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

I handle all of my crabs from my teenies (not as much, if one gets away from me, good luck finding them), but they all respond in a most positive way and never pinch me. Good thing, seeing that I have a Jumbo gentle giant.
by Lyn Penn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: where do you all keep your crabitat??
Replies: 21
Views: 3658

Tat Location

I have my 10 gal. on an end table by my couch. Sometimes they're more entertaining than the programs on the TV! My round tat is on the dinette table, so we eat dinner with them almost every night. The smallest tat is in the computer room so I can watch the really teeny ones when I'm on the computer....
by Lyn Penn
Tue May 06, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What'd I Do?
Replies: 29
Views: 3146

Racing your Crabs

This is something that is hard for me to understand, whether it's racing crabs or dogs. It is so foreign to the poor things that you know they had to be scared to death. Pinching you was natural to them, so don't blame them for letting you know " I don't want to do this!" Please don't race them anym...
by Lyn Penn
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Henry's temper tantrum
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Henry's temper tantrum

Last night while watching TV next to the tat,I hear this clicking sound. I say what is that? Henry was stressed/PO'd with Hanibal because he was in Henry's favorite spot in the tat. So to keep Hanibal from getting his butt kicked by super jumbo Henry, I moved him to the other side. As soon as Haniba...
by Lyn Penn
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to use Tetracycline
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

How to use Tetracycline

My hermie Hymes died in March of heat related stress. A representative from the Florida Marine Research Center (FMR) told me to use a mixture of 1 tablet of Tetracycline to 1 half gallon of water and spray my hermie 3 times a day to try to save him along with iso and water and honey and cuttlebone m...