do crabs pee?

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do crabs pee?

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:27 pm

sorry, this is kind of akward, but i just have to know. post all bathroom related questions here.

anyway, i recently was watching acorn, and he was on one of his favorite climbing branches. then i saw a thick, yellowish-orange stream come sliding out from his walking leg, inside from the shell. i had never seen this before, and the liquid still is stained on the branch no matter how much i wash it. just wandering if i should be concerned. :tank: /8D /8D (:D :worthless:
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Re: do crabs pee?

Post by soilentgringa » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:50 pm

They carry water in their shells and eco earth or leaf litter can stain that with tannins, also they secrete corrosive fluids to change the shape of the inside of their shells.

It could be a combination of old food, shell water, or bodily waste.


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Re: do crabs pee?

Post by wodesorel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 pm

They pee underneath their eyes. Seriously.

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Post by JoeHermits » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:24 pm

wodesorel wrote:They pee underneath their eyes. Seriously.
Wait, what? Does the urinary tract run through their face?


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 am

wodesorel wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 pm
They pee underneath their eyes. Seriously.
:shock:
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Re: do crabs pee?

Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:13 am

JoeHermits wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Wait, what? Does the urinary tract run through their face?


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Yep, that’s right, and they are capable of flicking waste out of their shells with the extra legs concealed within the shell.
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Post by soilentgringa » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 am

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Post by curlysister » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 am

LOL, I like how the person posting the reply had to have a -sigh- at the beginning before explaining it!
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Post by soilentgringa » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:15 pm

curlysister wrote:LOL, I like how the person posting the reply had to have a -sigh- at the beginning before explaining it!


This is a mild response compared to some of the past HCA discussions.
Some of the old threads are a trip to read; people could get downright vicious towards each other.


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Re: do crabs pee?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:07 pm

curlysister wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 am
LOL, I like how the person posting the reply had to have a -sigh- at the beginning before explaining it!
:hlol:
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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