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Collapsed tunnel? Should I dig? Need answer soon!

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:09 am
by Guest
Hi all. I dislocated my thumb on my right hand on Friday night, and I'm right-handed, which is what caused this accident. I was refilling the hermits' freshwater bowl left-handed when I accidentally poured a lot of water right next to the dish. Unbeknownst to me, there was a tunnel there. Part of it collapsed. I can see it leads over to the right, and there's no crab visible, but there's a lot of poop. I don't know if I should dig or not. I can section off that area of the tank quite easily, or I can have an ISO set up in a snap, but being so new to hermit crabs and never having a molter before, I'm scared to death to think what I might find.

Please, tell me what you think I should do! :cry:

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:21 am
by Tremors
I don't think you should dig. If you didn't actually collapse it on the crab, it probably wouldn't have hurt him any. :)

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:09 pm
by Guest
Thanks Tremors. :) I just sort of freaked out when I saw what I had done, and wasn't sure how to react. I suppose he could be a long way away from the area I disturbed, judging from the tunnel's opening.

Now I wonder which one is down there! :lol:

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:27 pm
by Guest
it's a tough call to me.

if he was down for a while, then yeah it could have messed up his tunnel, but digging him up could make it worse.