Accidental crab mom

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Hermione
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Accidental crab mom

Post by Hermione » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:09 pm

Hi Everyone! I found my one and only crab last month in a trash pile by my house! Being an animal lover, I took it home, cleaned out its pathetic crabitat (yes, someone threw out the whole setup) and started googling about crab care. The next day she had substrate, shells, food, water(s), etc. I was shocked how much a golf-ball sized crab could eat and drink! Two days in, she switched to a new shell and after only a week, she dug down to molt. I haven't seen her in almost 6 weeks, but I hear some movement now and then. Once she reappears, I need to obtain a bigger habitat and some friends.... I'm kind of obsessed. Happy to have found this forum. I'm hoping I can connect here for an adoption when the time comes!


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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by hermitcrablover1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:18 pm

Hi! Welcome to HCA. Thank you for saving that poor crab. I am glad to hear he is doing so well. :)

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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by CallaLily » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:38 am

Welcome! Thank you for taking that poor crabbie in!

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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by Crabinski » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:49 pm

Thank you for saving that poor unfortunate! Sounds like she lucked into a wonderful home with you :D .
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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by wodesorel » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:00 am

You're not the first person to post about finding live crabs in the trash. :( She is one lucky hermit and you are one wonderful person for saving her!
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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by Tetra4CClyPtus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:32 pm

Welcome to crabbing and to the hca!!
(Turtle)Drake(YorkshireTerrier)Max4 (Ceonobita ClypeatusHexxus, Lexxie, Hansel and GretelRest in Peace:(Syrian Longhair Hamster)Armin(Gerbil)Anakin(Syrian Hamster longhair)Keebler(Syrian Hamster Shorthair)Hannah mother of 6(Syrian HamsterShorthair)Sasha(Syrian HamsterShorthairTeddy1 Successful Molt

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Re: Accidental crab mom

Post by witchboi » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:48 pm

so wonderful to hear about your rescue I hope you're very happy together

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