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by Seizan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

PS Crabbymom33;

You could take all the history of your strawberry, with photos, and compile a booklet of care for such injured crabs...

I'd buy it...!
by Seizan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Wow, what a great deal of guidance and encouragement I found in your post! This one is in a little worse condition, with only one leg, but I think she needs a cave and maybe more food varieties, as did yours. I am gone to school all day and my wife is not home for up to 12 hours a day, but I try to ...
by Seizan
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

OK, we seem to be doing well enough so far. Next step to consider... She cannot actually leave the feeding/watering dish with one leg. I have seen her pull up far enough from the shell to look about. No antennae. When she is ready to molt, what do I do to help? I can't just put her out of the dish b...
by Seizan
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Took two sun-dried eggshells and placed them in an Okinawan mortar. This is a ceramic bowl about 5" across by 3" deep, and has a rough interior. Actually, the roughness is caused by hundreds of narrow furrows inside the bowl, all in parallel lines slightly curving in toward the bottom of the bowl. O...
by Seizan
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

I have be watchful... She's getting feisty. She can't really "get around" in the terrarium, but she tries. She can only turn herself over upside-down with her one leg. When I came downstairs to feed the animals this morning I noticed her upside-down waving her one leg in the air. Turned her back ove...
by Seizan
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Update: After a bit of shopping, I returned home and concocted the following. 1 level teaspoon each: raw unfiltered honey fresh applesauce coconut oil peanut butter 2 teaspoons water Initially I added the powered calcium tablet, but I tasted it myself and the mixture tasted sweet with an unpleasant ...
by Seizan
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Oh, about coconut oil -- that was a suggestion from our Okinawan neighbor who is an old fisherman. He said coconut oil is easy to digest in tiny amounts mixed with peanut butter and honey (how did he know that?). The crushed calcium pills was my idea, and my wife suggested adding glucosamine. Commen...
by Seizan
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Hi folks, Thanks for the responses...! Well, things look hopeful -- it survived the night. I approached the tank carefully (so not to change the lighting and alert it of my presence) and saw that it had extended its one leg out of the shell to balance it a bit so it could eat and eliminate. I opened...
by Seizan
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

I live on Okinawa and have cats and dogs. My wife and I rescue them. We have a deep respect and love for just about all animals, wild or domesticated. I used to keep LHC when I lived in the States over 40 years ago. I no longer keep LHC but I still love them, and my wife and I often feed the “wild” ...