Dropped crab!

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Dropped crab!

Post by Emollie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a jumbo crab with a pretty thick shell, and he loves to climb. As I was holding him (above my bed) today he climbed up my arm and lost his grip and rolled off, landing on the hard carpeting below, a couple feet of a drop. He landed on his shell but had no visible cracks or marks and almost immediately was out and walking again, antennae wagging. He also still has as strong a pinch as ever in his big claw.
I'm simply very worried that the impact hurt him because although I know they keep water in their shells after bathing, water leaked from his shell as soon as I picked him up off the ground and I'm very concerned for him. What can I do?

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Re: Dropped crab!

Post by Emollie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Update; It's been at least ten minutes since the incident and he is in his tank, milling about as normal, not acting as though anything is wrong.

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Re: Dropped crab!

Post by Hermiearth » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:57 pm

If he did land on his shell, he should be ok, and even if he is hurt internally there isn't much you can do other than keep an eye on him.


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Re: Dropped crab!

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:50 pm

These guys are also known as tree crabs. They climb trees and fall. He should be fine as long as he didn't fall on anything hard enough to crack his shell. :)
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Re: Dropped crab!

Post by EOD-Crab » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:46 pm

Mine have fallen in my tall tank on edges of water dish, hard objects, etc. They are always fine. I mean I wouldnt drop them on purpose but falls happen and not much you can do when it does.


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Re: Dropped crab!

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:57 pm

The leaking water was probably just due to it being knocked around inside the shell. He'll replenish it as he needs. :)
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