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by Xenocrab
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

I burried him tonight. I named him Poor Ole Tom after the GWAR song. I feel like it's my fault. I should have bought him months ago when I saw him, but I didn't. If only....[emoji24][emoji24][emoji24]. He will live on thru the beautiful purple passion plant. I'm so sad. Would he have lived if I woul...
by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

I know exactly what you mean. I bought my snake over 20 years ago. She only eats mice. I can't watch. My tarantula is a rescue. She was abandoned in an apartment left to die. My Friend moved in and asked what to do. I said I'd take it. It didn't deserve to die. Yet, 100's of mice that I buy, die to ...
by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

OMG that's horrible! I wish there was a way to make the sale of hermit crabs illegal.

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by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

Eeewwww! I guess that's the only option. I'll try that tomorrow. I'll need tissues because I know I'll cry. I was so hoping I could save him, but I was too late. They had a whole tank of crabs a month ago. I didn't buy any. They were all dead the last time I looked. I still didn't buy the survivors....
by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

That's the thing, he didn't fall out of his shell like they normally do when they die. He's tight in his shell. I just checked again now. No smell yet. I don't want to bury him until I know for sure he's dead. I think he is, but no smell and he's tight in his shell. I'm not sure what to. It's been 1...
by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

Still no changes. No smell, no movement. Nothing. I have no idea if he's dead or just stressed. I'm completely baffled. I put him in salt water for 10 mins and he didn't flinch. I've put him in fresh water for 10 mins the next day. Still nothing. I pick him up ever day after work to smell him. No sc...
by Xenocrab
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Substrate

We use less EE and more sand. We've had flooding and bacterial blooms. We lost 2 crabbies as a result

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by Xenocrab
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Hermit crab owner
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: New Hermit crab owner

Ultratherm and Flukers can be insulated. Zoo Med and other types can't be. We get our ultratherms from The Bean Farm. The shipping is super fast! We have been very happy with them and they work great.

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by Xenocrab
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Hermit crab owner
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: New Hermit crab owner

We use tight fitting glass lids. Heat lamps dry everything out. We use ultratherm heaters on the back of our tanks. Unless you seal up the screen lid, the heat and humidity will not stay.

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by Xenocrab
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

It's been 6 days and the crab hasn't moved at all. Still no smell. I don't know what to think? Any ideas?

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by Xenocrab
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Fighting
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Fighting

Dip the other shells in salt water. It attracts the crabs to them.

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by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Dead crab?

I thought it was post pet store trauma, but I don't know what to think now. I don't know what to do. I'll let him sit til he smells bad, I guess. Backstory, I saw him in that tank for over a month. No food, water, 1/4" dry EE and screen lid. I couldn't take it anymore and had to have him. They said ...
by Xenocrab
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Dead crab?
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Dead crab?

The local pet store gave me a free crab on Saturday, 3 days ago. It hasn't moved in the slightest bit. It doesn't smell. It's tightly in its shell. When I dipped it in salt water, no movement. Can a crab be dead in it's shell and not smell? I mean seriously, no movement at all. I lightly petted it c...
by Xenocrab
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Mixing crabs???
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Mixing crabs???

Let it go. Check out the adoption page on here if you'd like to add to your crabby family. I understand how you feel!

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by Xenocrab
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How long do you keep your heater on?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Regulators are a recommendation

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