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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: mjjluver » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:12 pm

I suspect small as well because all the others are. who knows how long he's been under for, I just know I haven't seen him at all.
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:17 pm

I have not heard my E scratching the glass at the bottom either. Really nervous
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: angelbear122189 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:18 pm

I didnt here mine either after he went down just the first day or two then nothing. Next day there he was up and moving around the ebclosure like nothing was wrong

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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:31 pm

It's been officially 1 month and two days after the expected date of my E coming up
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: mjjluver » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:38 pm

:smt102
come on little E!

come out!
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: angelbear122189 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:11 am

Lets keep hoping.

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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:51 pm

angelbear122189 wrote:Lets keep hoping.

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Thank you.
Well, I have a 29G which I will be moving my crabs to once everyone is up. When, if my E is still alive, I can give him the proper substrate he needs. If he isn't, unfortunately, if I get another E, I can also give the crab proper substrate.
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:13 am

The E is in my profile pic. He was so cute (until he changed to a Tapestry lol)
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: mjjluver » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:42 am

well, I am digging. I can't keep the extra tank around forever
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: mjjluver » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:35 am

unfortunately, it looks like he must have been cannibalized at some point
all i found were pieces of exoskeleton
let's hope he just had an unsuccessful molt and was only eaten after passing.
we'll never know...
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Still never came up. Expecting the worst right now.
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:26 pm

Should I dig?
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: piratetoothgir » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:23 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:Should I dig?


I was very inpatient a while back, and wanted to dig so badly, because I used to do it all the time when I was inexperienced. I deeply encourage you to stay calm and patient, just let nature work things out. Hermit crabs can take months on end for molting, so it’s normall not a concern if a crab exceeds what seems to be a normal molting time frame.

I would never worry about a small-medium crab until it surpassed three months.


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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: AwesomeHermit » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:38 pm

It has surpassed 3 months. The wait has been 3 months and 8 days, and counting
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Re: Long Wait

PostAuthor: curlysister » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:25 pm

Personally, I would still wait. What's the harm in waiting another few weeks? None. What's the harm in digging? Potentially life-threatening.
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