Leaving for a Week and a Half

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Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:08 pm

I have to leave for a week and a half with no one able to look over my crabs. I have once done this before. I would appreciate quick responses because it will be happening relatively soon.
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 pm

They will be fine if you leave them with plenty of dry goods to munch on. For example: Leaves, snake skin, dehydrated bugs, Eggshells, oyster shell, Seeds (quinoa, birdseed, chia, millet, sesame), dehydrated fruits. Make sure their water is fresh before you go. :)
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by odelayheehoo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am

I have left my crabs a couple times with no sitter looking after them as well, and before leaving I made them a mixture of foods like the ones that GotButterflies has recommended. I filled their pools up with new water and they were just fine when I got back.

The only thing I really notice that they do when I am not there to check up on them is destroy the tank, they always pull down hooks and knock plants off the glass too.

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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:18 am

The biggest problem I've seen over the years with people going on vacation is lack of water. They can go without food, but they need a constant water source.

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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks for the responses. Would the ammonia levels be an issue since the water will become old?
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Re: Leaving for a Week and a Half

Post by curlysister » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:51 pm

Not in that short of time, I wouldn't think.
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