Search found 11 matches

by srwalter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: surface molt

Never mind pretty sure he died. Moved him into the water with shells and he didn’t move. I covered him with the container to give it time but I don’t understand why he can seem healthy and die and the internet is useless for finding answers.
by srwalter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: surface molt

how do I manually reshell him I’m very scared to touch him
by srwalter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: surface molt

It’s also probably important to mention he appears to be out of his shell but greyish in color so I’m assuming it’s a molt. I’m gonna leave him alone tonight and then try the isolation using a container, thank you so much for the help!
by srwalter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt
Replies: 10
Views: 155

surface molt

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by srwalter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: surface molt
Replies: 10
Views: 155

surface molt

I have 2 crabs molting right now, one under ground (assuming he’s molting) and another surface molting under a coconut ornament. I don’t know what to do to protect him or why he chose to do this, the humidity is right temperature is also right eco earth is fresh and deep and obviously suitable for m...
by srwalter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: molting under water dish
Replies: 2
Views: 123

molting under water dish

My most active crab hasn’t been out for a few days and I noticed disturbed eco earth by the water dishes so today I finally lifted it up. There’s a clear hole under the dish but no access out of it. I can’t tell if he’s down there but assuming he is should I move the water dish to a different locati...
by srwalter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: maintaining temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 204

maintaining temperature

My crabs are currently in a 10 gallon and I have no problem keeping the humidity at 80% but I can only get the temperature to 70 degrees and I'd rather it be more like 75. The crabs were a bit of an impulsive purchase, I saw them at the beach in one of those stupid metal cages being sold in plastic ...
by srwalter
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: possible aggression
Replies: 1
Views: 115

possible aggression

I recently introduced 2 new crabs to my crabitat. After initial weird interactions setting up the pecking order they seemed to be doing well together. I was looking at them and I noticed one hidden under a fake plant but his shell was turned over. I lifted the plant and a bigger hermit crab scurried...
by srwalter
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: hermit crab hanging out of shell
Replies: 1
Views: 120

hermit crab hanging out of shell

One of my crabs just switched shells 2 days ago. I didn't really mean for it to be for him since it's a little big but it fits pretty well. He doesn't often retract all the way in but right now he's pretty far out of his shell (as he would be if he was walking or climbing) but he's just sitting ther...
by srwalter
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: introducing new crabs
Replies: 2
Views: 117

introducing new crabs

My older hermit crab died a couple of days ago and to prevent my other hermit crab from getting lonely I bought 2 new ones. The existing one is definitely demonstrating dominance but I want to know what’s too far so I don’t end up with a cannibal crab. He stands over the little one and does what mig...
by srwalter
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: threw away exoskeleton
Replies: 7
Views: 339

threw away exoskeleton

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...