Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

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Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Post by Oliviet#1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:14 pm

Lol. Yay!😄
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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 pm

I know feeding him is a lot of work but I would kill to see a video of him doing this

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 am

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:13 pm

Eddie eating Krill!
https://youtu.be/e5hZMnUdzoM

Eddie eating Crawfish Meat
https://youtu.be/s9gXFda6wC0

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Here are two up close videos of him eating when I have him resting in his crabby wheel chair.

Unfortunately I will need to grow another arm to hold Eddie, his food, and take video at the same time. I was fighting with my Wyze Cam yesterday to set it up where I feed him. It doesn't pick up my WiFi even though it is literally less than 20 feet from the router through a wall.

I'm about to feed him now so I will take a few pictures of the process.
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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 am

Cool vids! I've never seen any of my pps do that thing with their eyes. Can u take a vid of him scooting around in his bumper car?

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:50 am

This is the best video I got of Eddie so far. It's one of the first times I put him in the cap on the crab mesh. Since I built the rink and bumper car he doesn't seem like he wants to go. I guess like a kid you buy an expensive to for but they have more fun with the box.

https://youtu.be/IbvRmsmqAsk

I thought about adding foods along the sides of the rink and letting him scoot from food to food instead of just putting something in front of him. Eddie has always been one of our most active crabs. I thought maybe it would benefit him to be partially mobile for some exercise.

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Post by Motörcrab » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:08 pm

Here are a few pictures to give everyone an idea on Eddie's feeding procedures.

First is his saltwater bath. I usually keep him in until he tries climbing out or about 15 minutes. He generally streches way out as you can see.
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Here's what I use for feeding.
1. A plastic container lid. It keeps the table a little cleaner since Eddie usually drips water and knocks food over.
2. A gallon jug cap. I use this a chair to prop Eddie upright. With out it he only can lay on his side.
3. A small water bottle cap. I use that to raise the handle end of the spoons so he can reach them easier.
4. Two spoons. I use the handle end for feeding. It's smaller portions.
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Here is about how much I feed each food.
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Here is Eddie chomping away.
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The same food as above after eating it for 7 minutes!
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Sometimes he will finish an entire food. Other times he refused it. I try and give him at least 5 minutes before trying a new food.

Eddie's gel limb. It was larger and misshapen the other day. Maybe that was a secretion before the actual limb grows?
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Post by Jamison » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:38 pm

Awesome video
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Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:22 pm

So cool! It probably feels good to him, to be able to move on his own.

I wondered if that was the other end of that blue scoop/spoon! I have one too, I think it’s from Hermie’s Kitchen. Lol!
I love seeing Eddie’s pictures and videos. He really likes to stretch out in his baths! I’m so glad he is doing so well for you guys, I really hope he continues to do so. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, it is really so amazing. <3

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Post by Oliviet#1 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:21 pm

Nice!
I have had pets in the past, but my family can’t have any furry or feathered ones due to allergies. I usually try my best to help and currently trying to set up a crabitat. I also try to treat others with Love!❤️

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 pm

Awesome updates! Try giving organic extra virgin olive oil, and the organic extra virgin coconut oil. He will need those fats for molting have you given any leaf litter? You can grind it up. My Es go bonkers for their leaf litter!!!!


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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 pm

That cap was a great idea. How does he get around in his tank?

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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:11 am

GotButterflies wrote:Awesome updates! Try giving organic extra virgin olive oil, and the organic extra virgin coconut oil. He will need those fats for molting Image have you given any leaf litter? You can grind it up. My Es go bonkers for their leaf litter!!!! Image


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I will need to try the olive oil. I have been switching between coconut oil and peanut butter. I have been trying to feed him leaf litter. It is wodesorel's Garden mix, and Wo'pourri combined with some marshamello root and burning bush leaves. All my Straws and big purples love it. Eddie will only pick at it every few feedings. He seems to usually enjoy my nut medley. It's a walnut, almond, pecan, and cashew mix ground up in a coffee grinder.

I just won some catappa leaves and a few other foods. I will grind one of them up along with some oak leaves and see how that goes.

Eddie is still a picky eater. About the only food he always goes for is bee pollen. It's a bit frustrating when you try 3-4 foods in a row with no interest thinking he's full. Think I'll try one more food and stop feeding, only to have him devour it and three after it.

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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 am

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:That cap was a great idea. How does he get around in his tank?

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I am using crab mesh on the bottom of his ISO instead of sand or Eco Earth. That way he can grip that and move around. Usually he doesn't move around much in the ISO. Most of the time he will be in the same spot where I put him, only spun 180 degrees. I have seen him move from one side of the tank to the other so I know he can when he wants to.

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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:53 am

Motörcrab wrote:I will need to try the olive oil. I have been switching between coconut oil and peanut butter. I have been trying to feed him leaf litter. It is wodesorel's Garden mix, and Wo'pourri combined with some marshamello root and burning bush leaves. All my Straws and big purples love it. Eddie will only pick at it every few feedings. He seems to usually enjoy my nut medley. It's a walnut, almond, pecan, and cashew mix ground up in a coffee grinder.

I just won some catappa leaves and a few other foods. I will grind one of them up along with some oak leaves and see how that goes.

Eddie is still a picky eater. About the only food he always goes for is bee pollen. It's a bit frustrating when you try 3-4 foods in a row with no interest thinking he's full. Think I'll try one more food and stop feeding, only to have him devour it and three after it.

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Where did u win that stuff? Crab st journal?

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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:40 am

Yea, from Crab Street for the calendar contest.

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