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by BlazeTheWeirdo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Captive Bred, Baby Hermit Crabs!!
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Captive Bred, Baby Hermit Crabs!!

Today I just got 2 baby hermit crabs from Mary Akers, a well known hermit crab breeder. They are so freaking small!! One of them is 1/4" and the other is 1/2". I was worried about introducing them to my crabs today, but they seem to have adjusted extremely well! Their names are Radar and Flint. Mary...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A hole in my hermit crab's back?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: A hole in my hermit crab's back?

Yeah, it's healed over. So this is a really common injury in hermits, and I've never found out why. I have had dozens over the years with this exact wound in various stages of healing. I think it's from fighting with other crabs - it's where another crabs legs would dig in to get a solid hold to de...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A hole in my hermit crab's back?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: A hole in my hermit crab's back?

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by BlazeTheWeirdo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A hole in my hermit crab's back?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

A hole in my hermit crab's back?

So I recently tried to get footage of Dwebble changing shells, but I accidentally noticed something else. Apparently she seems to have a tiny hole or dent on her back. I've never seen her come out of her shell this much before so I didn't see anything until now. I haven't fed them any shrimp (other ...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?
Replies: 46
Views: 1923

Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

I figured I would update you guys on how she's doing. (Didn't feel like making a new category for it.) She buried herself in late December and resurfaced in February. She had her first successful molt! She grew lots of hair, and she's getting along with the others WAAAAAAYYY better than I expected! ...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: How can I get my hermit crabs to

Yes, they don't want to fall, but I think just being picked up is also a major, natural fear. In the wild, the only things that would pick a hermit crab up would be something trying to eat the crab. It is a perfectly natural response for them not to be okay with that--thus, to be "stressed" wheneve...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: How can I get my hermit crabs to

Every crab has its own unique personality. I have some that take off at the speed of light and others that don't care at all. They are prey animals and that instinct of wanting to hide and protect themselves will never go away. Maybe some will eventually learn that you are not to be feared. Maybe t...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: How can I get my hermit crabs to

What makes it difficult is that every crab interprets us differently and they’re not really intelligent enough to learn the way other animals can. You could try picking them up and offering a favorite treat so they associate you with food. However handling is a controversial topic and I realize you...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?
Replies: 7
Views: 220

How can I get my hermit crabs to "trust" me?

Before anything is said, I am NOT asking this so I can hold them! I'm fully aware that handling/holding them stresses them out, and I do NOT want to do that to them. I'm only asking because I want them to not be scared of me when I replace their food. One of them is totally fine with me, but the oth...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

So... I made a mistake. I looked over at the tank today and found that Frank had resurfaced from the sub. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200225/174272aac058bc56ed5f4dbefcd361c2.jpg Apparently the crab that died was actually Phillipe and not Frank. Phillipe resurfaced without his shell and was sm...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

It sounds like you kept good care of their crabitat. I’ve only had my crab clan for 4 months and recently lost a medium size female. She and a medium male I got with her were very lethargic for a week or two. I couldn’t figure it out. Well now I have an idea that Joehermits had already suspected. M...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

Crabby7Crabber wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:42 pm
I requested access.
I added a few alternative links in case the google doc link didn't work. I'm not sure why the google doc isn't allowing public access. If you still can't access it from any of the other links, please let me know, I'll try to fix it.
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

You got them both from Petco, right? It could be PPS, which is difficult to avoid, even if you provide good living conditions. Sent from my SAMSUNG Family Hub Refrigerator using Tapatalk I suppose, yeah. That's a theory I have too. I'm just wondering if it would affect them 7 months later. I got th...
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

Crabby7Crabber wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:01 pm
I cannot access it.
I think I fixed the google doc link. You should be able to see it now.
by BlazeTheWeirdo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)
Replies: 12
Views: 557

What happened to my two PPs ?(What did they die of?)

To give context, I have taken to writing a patient journal whenever one of my crabs has gotten ill. Recently I have had two untimely deaths, both crabs had similar symptoms, but the reason behind the death is still a mystery to me. I want to find out what this is so I can protect the others. I don't...