Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

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Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

Post by cannm » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Not too long ago, Kermie lost his big pincher and one of his legs in a fight. He went down to molt a month ago and came up tonight with a brand new pincher - but no new leg. The pincher looks good, it’s just not as sharp as it could be. He also came up completely brown....is that a concern for a PP?

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Re: Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

Post by PinchersAndShells » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:38 am

Just give him a few more molts and all his limbs will be back to normal. :)
The coloring is normal, if you are concerned about it you could look into feeding foods rich in beta carotene and asthaxathin.
From the nutrition guide:
Astaxanthin 
Definition - a strong pigment molecule that is usually found in rich red foods.
Function - enhances color in land hermit crab's exoskeleton and aids in keeping organ systems and bodily functions healthy.
Foods - krill, plankton, red seaweeds, shrimp

Beta Carotene
Definition - an orange and red pigment molecule that is found in brightly-colored foods.
Function - enhances red and orange color in hermit crab's exoskeleton and is processed into Vitamin A in a hermit crab's body
Foods - apricots, bell pepper (red, orange, and yellow), blueberry, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrot, chard, cilantro (raw), collard greens, dandelion greens (raw), lettuce (dark), mango, microalgaes, papaya, parsley (raw), passionfruit, peaches, peas, persimmon, pineapple, pumpkin, snap beans (raw), spinach, spirulina, squash, seaweeds, sweet potato
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Re: Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:04 pm

He looks to me like he is missing two legs.

Sometimes their color will darken a few weeks after they come up :)

Congrats on the big pincher growing back little Kermie! :)
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Re: Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

Post by cannm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:33 pm

GotButterflies wrote:He looks to me like he is missing two legs.

Sometimes their color will darken a few weeks after they come up :)

Congrats on the big pincher growing back little Kermie! :)

He is :( I realized that after I posted. I was so focused on the one side that I didn't even notice the other. Im pretty sure he went down with that leg :(

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Re: Kermie Re-Grew Big Pincher

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:24 pm

His coloring is normal, it actually looks quite nice.
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