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by Pinkypants
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Bugs !!
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Bugs !!

I just brought 1 of my crabbies up & he's dead, out of but next to shell. I saw a lil clump at edge of shell, examined w/ magnified glass, TINY white worm like spots slightly moving. I have 2 more in tank, freaking out !! ??????????!!!!
by Pinkypants
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molt Sac?
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Molt Sac?

OMG, I just found 2 separate things in my tank. They each look like a slimy off white piece of a snail ! Best way I can describe them. Can not figure out how to attach a pic !! Any ideas ?? They just appeared in a matter of hours. Had crabbies for years, never seen such a thing !!
by Pinkypants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?

Sorry, I'm more crab savvy than 'copy & paste' savvy. I hope this will work as to answering the template questions: I use Eco Earth compressed coconut fiber substrate mixed w/ calcium sand, aprox 4" deep. I have both gauges, in the middle of the back wall of my 25 gallon tank. They both usually read...
by Pinkypants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?

P.S. For the record, Pinkypants is what I call my oldest crabbie.. lol.
by Pinkypants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?

Awe, thank you guys for the quick replies. I know their travels are horrendous. I'd love for everyone to Boycott buying them but I see them & figure better me than someone who's oblivious and will throw them in the garbage during a molt. Poor things, sooo sad. I just thought this would be the place ...
by Pinkypants
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: WHY did they suddenly die ??!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

WHY did they suddenly die ??!?

I bought 3 new crabbies at Petco about 3 weeks ago & added them to my beautiful, perfect 25 gallon tank w/ 2 others that I've had for a couple years. I work at home so was able to keep an almost constant eye on them. 1 went down to molt a few days later, that's fine. Of the other 2, the smaller one ...
by Pinkypants
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Please help I don't know what I'm doing
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Please help I don't know what I'm doing

The probable answer to your question is yes, she is most likely going to molt. The mold is a problem. It's true, you should moniter temperature & humidity. I have had 5 crabbies, starting about 4 yrs ago, in a 25 gallon tank. So your 10 gallon is ok. I've kept my gages, with the help of a heat lamp ...
by Pinkypants
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs !
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Bugs !

I have 5 crabs. 3 are in molting tanks. 2 of them are slowly coming up. I put fresh water & food, then noticed loads of tiny brown bugs inside the food jar (original jar from store, always sealed, except when feeding). I'm scared, this is the jar I've used for weeks!! I've actually noticed unusually...
by Pinkypants
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dangerous pet stores !
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Dangerous pet stores !

I've joined HCU for the purpose of asking help from everyone; take action to save countless crabbies !! I have 5, 1 from Petsmart, 4 from Petco, starting 3 yrs ago. My problem is that NEVER have ANY of the reptile "specialists" known ANY facts about temperatures, treats, shells, etc., but especially...
by Pinkypants
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Can someone describe the "molting" smell?
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Can someone describe the "molting" smell?

Be careful not to confuse it with death ! Trust me, the death smell will likely make you gag, it is unmistakable. The molt smell is tolerable, much lighter, but it is present.