Sick crab

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Re: Sick crab

Post by curlysister » Sat May 18, 2019 8:10 pm

Hang in there little buddy!
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Re: Sick crab

Post by Overmountain1 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:37 pm

Oh I’m glad you updated- that’s great news! Hang in there little guy!


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Oliviet#1 » Sun May 19, 2019 7:43 pm

Yay!
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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Tue May 21, 2019 7:35 pm

This little guy continues to improve, he’s walking around more though only short distances of 2-3 inches each direction.

I realized he’s missing a leg though!

I’m wondering when to put him back into the main tank. Our other 2 cabs are a fair bit larger. In this photo from a few months ago he’s the red arrow and one of my other crabs is the green arrow.

Should I offer him a certain type of shells? I read on another thread about offering lighter weight shells but I don’t know what to offer.

Do you think he’ll molt again soon to get that leg back? He just molted twice back to back so I’m nervous he won’t make it it he molts again so soon.

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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Fri May 24, 2019 6:00 am

Bump?



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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 am

NEW QUESTION:

He’s eating and drinking better, walks slowly a bit weird likely because he’s missing a limb, but he is stretching wayyy out of his shell to eat & drink.

I don’t understand. Like over 1/2 his body is out while he eats. There’s 4 other shells in with him which he’s looked at but hasn’t switched to.

Why is he coming so far out of his shell to eat?

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Re: Sick crab

Post by Oliviet#1 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:39 am

I don’t know. Some other people’s crabs that were missing limbs did the same thing during baths. I’m glad it is doing better!
I have had pets in the past, but my family can’t have any furry or feathered ones due to allergies. I usually try my best to help and currently trying to set up a crabitat. I also try to treat others with Love!❤️


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 5:16 pm

Thanks today he’s sat at the side of the iso looking out all day like this.


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 5:18 pm

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He flinched momentarily if I walk up to check on him. I can’t tell if he’s getting sick again or wants out to explore! He’s been moving around more the last couple days but dodo had that weird behavior about stretching far out of his shell to eat


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Xenocrab » Mon May 27, 2019 5:23 pm

Sick crab. This is what we do twice a day for 4 days. We got the Ingredients at a natural food store for cheapImage

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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 5:25 pm

Do you think Whole Foods would have these? Or would a Moms Organic be a better bet?


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 5:26 pm

And thank you for replying so fast! I will try to pick up these ingredients tomorrow.

How long should he bathe for?


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Xenocrab » Mon May 27, 2019 5:27 pm

I don't know any of the stores you mentioned. Our natural food store is a local family owned store, but 100% organic. I always emphasize organic for everything and everyone.

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Re: Sick crab

Post by Plasmoc » Mon May 27, 2019 5:32 pm

Ok I’ll call around and see what I can find, thank you!!


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Re: Sick crab

Post by Xenocrab » Mon May 27, 2019 5:32 pm

We got that recipe on this site. I bathe for 2-3 mins based on how the crab reacts. I can't name the medicinal properties of each ingredient off hand, but it's like Neosporin and a protective coating. It's more than that, but it's been a long weekend and my mind is blank. Honey is a healer and so is bee pollen. And they are energy too. If I wasn't so tired, I could tell you more. Research it. Ask for help. Check out the links on this site.

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