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by annopia
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: really at a loss...
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: really at a loss...

merangue died two weeks ago after a week of hand care. i found a third crab from that tank (post move and clean) dead this afternoon, a strawbaby named Lychee who i have had for over three years. that makes three out of the six crabs in that tank dead. lychee's death wasn't like the others. she did ...
by annopia
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: really at a loss...
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: really at a loss...

hermitcrablover, i'm sorry to see that you have had the same thing happen. merangue's gills do not look overtly abnormal to me, but that doesn't mean there isn't something wrong with them. i also haven't had any experience with give antibiotics to crabs (it seems that therapeutic dosing would be a n...
by annopia
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Humane euthanasia?
Replies: 31
Views: 2639

Re: Humane euthanasia?

try not to be so hard on yourself, you are doing the best you can and more than a lot of people could or would. in a situation like this its normal to look back and think "maybe if i did x or y it would of helped/saved them." but the reality did is you did everything you could think to do with the k...
by annopia
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Humane euthanasia?
Replies: 31
Views: 2639

Re: Humane euthanasia?

it is possible that euthasol (the euthanasia solution used in dogs and cats) would work. it is thought to work on gaba receptors, which researchers think are involved in inhibitory nerve signals in crabs. but i don't think there has been enough research on it to know for sure (i think the current re...
by annopia
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: PP with wound, lethargy
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: PP with wound, lethargy

that's a beautiful final resting place, and i really like what you did with his hidey. i'm so sorry for your loss. i'm going through something similar right now and i know how hard it is to watch them slowly fade. you definitely made his last days more comfortable, and sometimes that is all we can d...
by annopia
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: really at a loss...
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: really at a loss...

thanks calla... well, i switched the crabs over the other 20L. the only things i took from their tank were them and their spare shells, and i made sure to boil their shells well. i bathed them all in salt water as well before putting them in, and i didn't see any signs of mites. in sad news, i think...
by annopia
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: really at a loss...
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: really at a loss...

thanks so much for your replies guys, i'm really appreciative... i actually hadn't thought of mites. i've been lucky enough to never experience them in my 9 years of crabbing, so they don't generally come to mind. i haven't seen any, but i will check her for them tonight (i try to handle them just o...
by annopia
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: really at a loss...
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

really at a loss...

Hey there guys…I haven’t posted in a while, but I used to be quite active on the HCA. I have about zero time for anything fun while I’m in veterinary school, though :(. But I’m having some trouble with my colony and I’m really stumped and sad and thought I’d see if you guys had any ideas. About thre...
by annopia
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Newest Additions to the Zoo--Pics!
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

Re: Newest Additions to the Zoo--Pics!

wow, i really love the setup...especially nice considering you did it with what you already had around the house! i am sure that watching those cuties is going to provide endless entertainment for you over the next few weeks :D

annopia
by annopia
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: screen name meanings? post here!
Replies: 78
Views: 14108

Re: screen name meanings? post here!

my first name is Anna (but i go by my middle name, Caroline, and always have)...my first boyfriend way back in high school called me "Ann" as a nickname and made my first aol account "annopia," and i loved it.

annopia
by annopia
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Help please
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Help please

hmm...that is worrisome. what are your tank conditions like: size/substrate/temp/humidity? it could be possible that the place you've been getting them from (since they've all come from that store) just has a really bad track record, that perhaps their supplier has horrible shipping conditions. are ...
by annopia
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Woohooo! Two females with eggs! Update P.6! BABIES! (PPs)
Replies: 447
Views: 86669

Re: Woohooo!! Two females with eggs!! Update P.6! BABIES!!

wow...great pics! whenever i had babies i couldn't get anywhere near that level of precision in pics. i am sooo interested to see more pics when they get a little older!

annopia
by annopia
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Woohooo! Two females with eggs! Update P.6! BABIES! (PPs)
Replies: 447
Views: 86669

Re: Woohooo!! Two females with eggs!! Update P.6! BABIES!!

wow, congrats! thats an amazing video...i loved it.

annopia
by annopia
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prepping for Babies! (In the food dish this time. Sigh.)
Replies: 74
Views: 23707

Re: Prepping for Babies!

i'm rooting for you! i'm not 100% on all of the moms of the eggs that i have had, but the two moms i am sure about have both been with me a long while (Lilith since 2005 and Merangue since 2008). if i were you, i would advise (if at all possible) to do two tanks for them, even if the tanks are small...
by annopia
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Attacked while molting-Full Circle 3/4
Replies: 68
Views: 19748

Re: Attacked while molting and a bunch of other problems-hel

so sorry you're going through this. i am in a similar situation right now-attacked molter, no pinchers, just one walking leg. i would leave Fasty alone (no hand feeding or watering) for a day or two so he can harden. i would mince up some shrimp tail and egg shells and put them very near to him, the...