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by purplepincher
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: molting concern plz help now!
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: molting concern plz help now!

thanks for the help! turns out he was done molting because i saw a very eaten exo. he was up and walking around looking healthy this morning.
by purplepincher
Thu May 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: molting concern plz help now!
Replies: 8
Views: 189

molting concern plz help now!

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by purplepincher
Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Sick crab
Replies: 69
Views: 1806

Re: Sick crab

this happened to me before, although i am sure it was PPS. he deid that night.
by purplepincher
Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is my crab doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: What is my crab doing?

one of mine draws into his shell to groom because he is afraid of me. i see his tiny legs flying around in their! they seem to groom a lot during the day.
by purplepincher
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What is my crab doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: What is my crab doing?

it is probably grooming itself. dont worry.
by purplepincher
Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: what species are compatible with purple pincers?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

what species are compatible with purple pincers?

i am looking to get another crab, but what goes good with only PPs? it will be the only one of it's kind, but i will still have other crabs in there. what species works? :|
by purplepincher
Thu May 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab only active if I dig him/her up?
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Crab only active if I dig him/her up?

mine does that too but is really shy. he gets along great with the others and loves to climb but is afraid of me. i dont dig him up, i just find tunnels and he has his shell poking out of the ground, just resting. i usually just pick him up sometimes to get excersise and climb, but he spends half an...
by purplepincher
Wed May 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab found after WEEKS missing. White spots on legs.
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Hermit crab found after WEEKS missing. White spots on legs.

one of mine crawled out of his bath when i turned my back(he had mites, but i found out later they were just springtails) and he somehow climbed the plastic wall and jumped out onto my lego bin. i panicked but heard legos clinking and scopped him out. he had an adventure!
by purplepincher
Wed May 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1998
Views: 114450

Re: What are your crabs up to?

cool! show more pics of crabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so awesome!
by purplepincher
Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Is there any way to tell the age of crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Is there any way to tell the age of crabs?

you can remove the "skin" from behind their eyes when they die and it shows lines from how many times they have molted, kind of like a tree stump.
by purplepincher
Mon May 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1998
Views: 114450

Re: What are your crabs up to?

mango has a pale BP and shadow has a very dark BP, while salsa has a blueish BP and acorn has a mix of blue and dark purple. strange.
by purplepincher
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1998
Views: 114450

Re: What are your crabs up to?

also, what is a pigmented PP?
by purplepincher
Mon May 06, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Molting not sure how long

yeah, just dont over do the water. make sure the sand looks damp and easy to shape. also, if you smell rotten fish, he has passed.
by purplepincher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting not sure how long
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Molting not sure how long

i heard one large crab molted for 7 and a half months on some other forum. i forgot which. i am subscribed to like 4.
by purplepincher
Mon May 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1998
Views: 114450

Re: What are your crabs up to?

yea, i messed up on that one! that was before i got into species identification, i just saw a pic of a viola that looked like shadow. LOL