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by Nautilusmollusc
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

So i found him last night outside of his shell in the isolation tank, he,s very mich alive and i see his abdomens blueish black. Apparently thats a gland foe molting? He smells a little bit but is responding when nudged. I just got another 16w heating mat. Should i place it under the tank? I have a ...
by Nautilusmollusc
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

So i’ve isolated him in a plastic container wit coconut fiber, a dish of dechlorinated salt water and been feeding him honey almond peanut butter. He still has his two hind legs and is a bit more chipper again! How often should i be feeding him and does anyone know how long it takes for him to grow ...
by Nautilusmollusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

Thanks for your advice. How long does it take until it starts regrowing its limbs?

Will honey peanut butter on a qtip work?


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by Nautilusmollusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

You mean keep it in dechlorinated salt water?


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by Nautilusmollusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190110/a07f166720ee15c0ce6d548db736ec11.jpg So he still has two of his hind legs, i gave him a piece of crushed peanut for now and places him inside this tiny jar with some coconut substrate... I want to bring him back... was it because i disturbed him during molt...
by Nautilusmollusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

I decided to give him a bath in lukewarm dechlorinated water. His limbs were moving when inpicked him up. I put him in the water, rinsed him a few times in dechlorinated water, then ALL OF HISNLIMBS FELL OFF! :shock: His antennaes are still moving so he is still alive... i put him back in the tank.....
by Nautilusmollusc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

Ya i can feel him move inside his shell. I will add more substrate. How much should inhave?

Also, side note, how do i tell if he mas mites or something like that? Mites =bad right?
by Nautilusmollusc
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Is my crab molting? Hasnt moved much in a few days

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Zoomed coconut substrate. Deepest is 2” and fades to floor level in 10gallon tank 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually ...
by Nautilusmollusc
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My Crab just hides in shell and doesnt move
Replies: 1
Views: 52

My Crab just hides in shell and doesnt move

So i’ve had him since October. Incan hear him move at night the first few months but since i got more zoomed coconut substrate and a few new empty shells for him. He hasnt moved and just hides under his shell. When i pick, he will move his claws and legs but not come out of the shell. Temp is under ...
by Nautilusmollusc
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Hermit Crab owner, need advice!!
Replies: 3
Views: 56

New Hermit Crab owner, need advice!!

Hi everyone, so i just got a hermit crab and tank for xmas.. i was given the crab and some substrate as pictured. I have soooo many questions even after research... I bought a lil doodad for him to climb and hide in and am feeding him veggies right now. I did some research, ordered an aiicioo 8w hea...