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by Pebbles
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Molting with 3 crabs
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Molting with 3 crabs

I have 3 crabs in a ten gallon tank. There is 6in of substrate. Do i need to isolate them when they molt or is it ok to leave them in the tank with the others?
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

This website is so wholesome. Just seeing people help each other is a nice break from the negativities of social media.
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

The only other thing I would suggest is to cover the 'window' he made, so he has darkness to finish his molting. Even just tape a piece of paper over it. I did this once when Sonny molted next to the glass, but couldn't resist peeking at him every now and then! Ill just put a post it over it :lol:
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

Not for now. Everything you have filled out above is perfect. I would recommend adding calcium to their diet. Egg shells would be the easiest way. Other than that leave your crab alone and let him do what he needs to do. Taking the size of your crabs and your sub debth into consideration, means you...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Looking for a home in South Jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Looking for a home in South Jersey

Can you add a picture of him??
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

Aww poor baby. Well there is such a thing as "post purchase syndrome" when crabs are stressed they're known to lose limbs. Even if your crabitat is perfect sometimes the move is all it takes for them to be overstressed. This doesn't mean he's bound to pass away though, hopefully he'll molt soon and...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

Help. Im getting really worried. He was my first crab too.
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

Maddamay32 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:47 pm
How do you know it's not exo?

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I could see it missing a leg. It was not hollow and was very vibrant and not whitish or translucent or dull at all. It also had a bit of uhh meat at the end where it fell off.
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Hermit crab lost a leg while underground
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Hermit crab lost a leg while underground

I have 3 hermit crabs. One of them went underground the first day I got him on aug 4. He has been under ground ever since. And I've researched a lot to know that I shouldn't be worried. He dug next to the wall of the tank so I could see him in his cave on the other side. I check on him every so ofte...