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by relaxits4lex
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Lost Limbs

I’ve got some good news. Leo came up two days ago and he has gone through a successful molt! Limbs have grown back and everything. Though, the only thing that concerns me is his skittishness. It’s gotten to the point if he sees his own reflection he curls away for an hour, but that’s another topic. ...
by relaxits4lex
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

If he has his little pincher like you mentioned, he should be able to get food to his mouth. You can keep a couple, or even 3 small food dishes in different locations so food is never far away. I'm sorry if I asked already, can't remember, is he actually able to walk? Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus u...
by relaxits4lex
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

If the temp is constantly falling below 75, crabs will become less active because it isn't warm enough. It may also cause stress. I would handle him as little as possible, because that might only stress him more. Just try to bring the food to wherever he is sitting in the tank if he needs a little ...
by relaxits4lex
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

UPDATE: I’ve been watching over Leo the past few days. He’s been hiding mostly, and he hasn’t really come out to get either food or water. I’ve started to pick him up and place him over the bowl so he can grab something (which has worked), though he doesn’t take the soft pellets I break down for him...
by relaxits4lex
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

If you have a mesh lid, you can wrap the entire thing in saran wrap to keep the moisture in. The crabbies will get air exchange when you do your daily tank maintenance. Personally, I use glass tops on my tanks. They really hold in the moisture. An Ultratherm uth (heater) plugged into a thermostat t...
by relaxits4lex
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

I added a moss pit that I keep moist with dechlorinated water and that helped me finally reach my 80% humidity...plus they seem to love hanging out in it! My temp stayed right around 75 too, so i added a tank heater with adhesive and stuck it on the side, above the substrate, in the back corner awa...
by relaxits4lex
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

As long as you don't notice the other crabs picking on him, he should be ok in the main tank. He still has his little pincher? He can use that to help get food to his mouth. But like Pumpkin mentioned, you can offer him powdered food or food in bite size pieces to make it easier to grab. He should ...
by relaxits4lex
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

I agree that if he is moving around okay, he will be fine in the main tank. Was this his first molt with you? When you say 'dirt-sand' mix, do you mean coco fiber and sand? Just wanting to make sure that it isn't something in your sub that could have caused a wonky molt. And yes, their ability to r...
by relaxits4lex
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Lost Limbs

Pumpkincrab wrote:First off how big is your tank? How much substrate? heat and humidity?
20 gal. 6-7 inches of dirt-sand mix. Temp is usually between 70 - 80. And humidity doesn’t drop lower than 70%.
by relaxits4lex
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Lost Limbs
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Lost Limbs

Yo. So my crab Leo just came up from his 2 month molt missing a leg and his big claw. No clue how this happened. My other crab wasn’t near him as far as I know. I did notice small white bugs crawling on his shell. Not in big numbers but like maybe 2 - 4. What I’m more concerned about is, am I going ...
by relaxits4lex
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Back to back molting, or sick?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Back to back molting, or sick?

When you says your crab is 5 to 10 years old, who had her before you had her? Do you know what the conditions were where she was kept? I had bought her from my local Petco. Conditions of the tank were not decent. Lots of overcrowding, not enough substrate, I think there was even a dead crab or two ...
by relaxits4lex
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Back to back molting, or sick?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Back to back molting, or sick?

Hello. Recently my smallest crab Sammie has come up from her first tank molt.She's about 5 - 10 years old, I believe. I've had her for almost two months and I'm a bit concerned for her and her health. She's been up for about three to four days and she seems to get more lethargic each day that passes...
by relaxits4lex
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Up and out too early?
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Up and out too early?

So my three crabs went down for a molt a month or two ago. The biggest one (as big as a mandarin) just came up this morning. Out of concern, I carefully dug up the other two to check up on them. They are perfectly fine, and I put them in ISO. Though, they are wondering around the tanks eating and dr...
by relaxits4lex
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Upgrade Recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: Tank Upgrade Recommendations

Hey. That’s pretty exciting! For tank brand I would suggest Aqueon. Their tanks do a great job with keeping moisture in.


Thanks.
by relaxits4lex
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: It's Been a While...
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: It's Been a While...

If you are that concerned then go for it. As long as you are careful you can go a long way. Though if he is still alive I would suggest moving him into the ISO. So he won’t struggle to come back up.


Thanks.