Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

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Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Post by CrabbyMom33 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:47 pm

I had a Strawberry that was attacked and was similar to your crab's situation. I documented the process in this thread:
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... ky#p849354
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Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Post by Seizan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:09 am

Wow, what a great deal of guidance and encouragement I found in your post! This one is in a little worse condition, with only one leg, but I think she needs a cave and maybe more food varieties, as did yours.

I am gone to school all day and my wife is not home for up to 12 hours a day, but I try to keep the crab fed, watered, and feeling safe and secure while I'm gone. She still can't get out of the shallow dish in which I feed her (her shell is above the food/water level so all she has to do is come a bit out of the shell to eat or drink). She isn't used to me and retracts into the shell when she sees big movement nearby, so I approach slowly and quietly to see her half-way out of the shell and apparently drinking or eating. I want to give her a place to go (cave) but she can't move much, so she may have trouble getting there, and then going back for food etc.

Each time I change water it is fouled a bit (she eliminates, and I believe she can still wash) and at least half of her food is gone each time I change it.

The variety of foods you list is great -- I will make more such meals for her.

I guess I'll know she has eaten and drank enough to carry her through the molting process when she stops eating and drinking, and the molting sacs show up as in your photos. Maybe by that time I should move her to her cave and let her be for a while?
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Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Post by Seizan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:11 am

PS Crabbymom33;

You could take all the history of your strawberry, with photos, and compile a booklet of care for such injured crabs...

I'd buy it...!

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Re: Badly-injured LHC, hit by car...

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:03 am

Very helpful! Thanks!!
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