Burrowed under water dish

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Burrowed under water dish

Post by Julsie » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:43 am

I was replacing the crabs water and i moved my salt pool and underneath I found a crab who was burrowed underneath the dish. The crab was moving due to me moving the dish. Should I move the crab or put the water dish back on top of it?


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Re: Burrowed under water dish

Post by Julsie » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 am

Update: I returned back to my room and saw that the crab moved from where it was burrowed and was walking around so I picked it up and placed it else where in the tank and she is beginning to re-burrow elsewhere lol


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Re: Burrowed under water dish

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:12 am

Perfectly normal behavior. Nothing to worry about. Mine dig around the bubbler pool all the time because the sand is the most moist there.
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Re: Burrowed under water dish

Post by curlysister » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am

Many people us Rubbermaid type containers and double them up for this exact reason. Then when you lift out the top dish, anyone under the bottom dish isn't disturbed.
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