My hermit lost a claw and a leg

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by Amelia D » Mon May 25, 2020 2:53 pm

Bad news... (I think). He is still in the same position. Only change is he seems quite lifeless. His body is kind of hanging out of his shell. It looks like he is upright, though he just kind of hangs from his shell. Very limp. There is no death smell. I’m not sure if he just started a surface molt or what. Anyone have any advice? (No new limbs have been lost. I’ve been misting a lot more since yesterday. Other than that no changes.)

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:50 pm

Amelia D wrote:Bad news... (I think). He is still in the same position. Only change is he seems quite lifeless. His body is kind of hanging out of his shell. It looks like he is upright, though he just kind of hangs from his shell. Very limp. There is no death smell. I’m not sure if he just started a surface molt or what. Anyone have any advice? (No new limbs have been lost. I’ve been misting a lot more since yesterday. Other than that no changes.)
Aw I'm sorry to hear he's not doing great. Maybe someone more experienced can jump in, but I would say the only thing you can do is offer supportive care (make sure it's warm, humid, offer healing foods, salt and fresh water available, places to hide, etc). Image

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by Amelia D » Mon May 25, 2020 8:26 pm

He really looks dead. I’m not sure what to do 😣

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 pm

Amelia D wrote:He really looks dead. I’m not sure what to do Image
I don't think there's too much you can do except wait and see. I'm so sorry.

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by Amelia D » Tue May 26, 2020 8:50 pm

It’s official. My crab passed away. His body fell out of the shell. 😔

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Re: My hermit lost a claw and a leg

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue May 26, 2020 10:09 pm

Amelia D wrote:It’s official. My crab passed away. His body fell out of the shell. Image
Aw I'm so sorry! Image

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