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by BlueCrabAve
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Question about Molting position
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Question about Molting position

Well you are right. I poked around with my little skewer and it is just a fragment!! The “shell” was just a smooth rock. He must be safely buried after all! Thank you!


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by BlueCrabAve
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Question about Molting position
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Question about Molting position

So we thought one of our pp’s was down for a molt- he has been gone for about a week. I was just changing the food tonight and was picking up a piece of cherry out of a shallow hole and noticed the point of a claw and the edge of the crab’s shell just barely visible under the sand at the bottom of t...
by BlueCrabAve
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Painted Shell is Chipped
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Painted Shell is Chipped

Great idea! I’ll roll the shells around in saltwater. I actually did that with one of my larger shells because we got a new PP from petsmart on 11/26 that was in zero substrate dragging around a huge thick shell. He immediately switched to a lighter turbo and was in that until this am- showed back u...
by BlueCrabAve
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Painted Shell is Chipped
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Painted Shell is Chipped

Our small pp blueberry went down for his second molt wearing a painted shell (one of our other crabs vacated the original pet store shell and blueberry immediately took possession before we could remove it). When he came up on Thursday after about a month, he was still wearing the painted shell. Now...
by BlueCrabAve
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Is my crab dead?

My daughter was more upset than I thought so in my way home from work I stopped into PetSmart and bought a new PP. It was pretty sad there and I wanted to get all four of them but my tank isn’t big enough. He wouldn’t come out of his shell all night but when he finally did he just sat on the food pl...
by BlueCrabAve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Is my crab dead?

Thank you- I just told my daughter and she is a little shaken but at this point the crab was under the sand longer than we even had her above the sand so she became less attached. The shell shop where we bought them at the beach had crabs piled all over one another and zero substrate:( Sent from my ...
by BlueCrabAve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Is my crab dead?

Well I appreciate the advice- I just turned her over and gently rocked the shell and a claw fell out and then I did it again and a majority of the body did too:( It looks like there were fly or some other kind of eggs attached inside the shell and could have prevented a smell if they ate her up righ...
by BlueCrabAve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Is my crab dead?

No- nothing. I just took the cocohut off again to check the water and same position. I tapped the claws and no resistance or movement at all....seems like a long long time for a molt for this size crab? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/ff0feb31dc46fb761afcf5b2a20baf61.jpg Sent from my iPhon...
by BlueCrabAve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Is my crab dead?

Hermiesguardian wrote:
BlueCrabAve wrote:Image


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Has she moved since?


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by BlueCrabAve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Is my crab dead?

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by BlueCrabAve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Is my crab dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Is my crab dead?

My kids got 3 small hermit crabs in May and we had them for about 2 months in the plastic critter keeper (ugh). Once I figured out the proper conditions that were needed I transferred them to a large tank with 6+ inches of substrate, two water dishes, temp/humidity gauges, heat sources, hiding place...