how often do crabs eat?

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how often do crabs eat?

Post by purplepincher » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:44 am

do crabs eat every day? i have noticed that my little guy always eats either during the night or in the afternoon, but some days i swear he just stops eating. do they eat and drink at a schedule?
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Re: how often do crabs eat?

Post by angelbearpuppy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Crabs eat every day. Just like you do. But they eat in such small amounts, that it is hardly ever noticeable. Especially if you put in a lot, and only have a few crabs. If they are living, they are eating. And as long as you feed them a healthy varied diet you do not have to worry.
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Re: how often do crabs eat?

Post by purplepincher » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:50 pm

ok, thank you so much! you are always a great help with my questions! :D
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:52 pm

Also sometimes they eat the moss, the substrate and the bits of food that has fallen into the substrate. And I have come to find out that they actually store food in their shells. Guess it's for a late night or midmorning snack. Lol
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Re: how often do crabs eat?

Post by purplepincher » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 am

LOL
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how often do crabs eat?

Post by Overmountain1 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:43 am

[quote="Hermiesguardian"And I have come to find out that they actually store food in their shells. Guess it's for a late night or midmorning snack. Lol[/quote]

Seriously?! That’s hysterical! I had no idea. Crazy crabbies...


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Re: how often do crabs eat?

Post by purplepincher » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:03 am

mine once tried to fit an entire peice of fruit salad in his shell, and i had no idea what he was doing... LOL

btw is it common for a crab to rub his claws and legs together and clean his eyes whith his mouth? mine did that for 5 min yesterday... also, welcome salsa back! he came up from his first succesful molt and regenerated his leg segment! i am so happy! acorn went right up to him and they just looked at each other for a long time. then acorn climbed a branch and salsa tried to fallow him. LOL they are best freinds.
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Re: how often do crabs eat?

Post by purplepincher » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:04 am

hey overmountain1, nice profile pic!
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