New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Please post here if you are a new crab owner and someone will be along shortly to welcome you to the HCA! This is also the place to welcome new crabbies to your clan!

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by CrowleyFam » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am

OK. I will post pictures of Cuff and Link when I get back home today.


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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by CrowleyFam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:30 am

This is Cuff. Can you tell me what species it is?

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by CrowleyFam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:51 am

Here is Link

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:36 am

Cuff is so teeny! I would say he's a purple pincher.
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by odelayheehoo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:07 am

Cute! :) I agree, both PPs :)


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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by CrowleyFam » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:46 pm

So Link dropped a leg yesterday, another this morning and was dead by this evening. He was lethargic when we first got them, moved into a new shell when they were provided, took a salt bath and was very active prior to yesterday. Yesterday and today he was lethargic again and this evening it was clear he was gone. I assume it was due to the stress of his ordeal.

Cuff is currently MIA. He had dug a pit under the moss but is not there now. We are not sure if he is burrowing in order to molt but had a question. Do they just abandon their shells before the molt and then pick a new one when they are done?

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:58 pm

They never leave their shell to molt. They "slip out" of their exo.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi


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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by CrowleyFam » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm

All 3 remaining crabs seem to have buried themselves. For reference, we got 2 about a week ago and 2 more last Friday. One died on Sunday and the other 3 are now buried. So if they are molting, I assume they will be MIA for several weeks? Should we put food and water out?

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Re: New Owner - Started completely wrong!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:33 pm

Yes, keep putting food and water out. They may just be destressing snd still coming up at night. Even if they are molting you won't know when they'll be up and they will want food.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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