What are your crabs up to?

Where we discuss the behavior of our hermit crabs, as in fights, pecking orders, shell swaps, etc. Please post all naked-crab posts in the Emergency forum.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:50 am

I keep thinking his leg will snap off. Guess he worked up an appetite. Notice him eating the moss? Lol

https://youtu.be/TOHTTgYtCZg
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:53 am

I kept thinking he would drop into the pool. There's one crab that 3 times in one night dropped from the vine into the pool. Had to be on purpose. He created his own water park.

https://youtu.be/OqagtGgbl2Y
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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What are your crabs up to?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 pm

C_fiesta wrote:One of little guys was hanging on the lid fold while I tried to take care of their stuff. He was content there even when I was going in and out of the tank like crazy. Got to love the bravery of the big ones!ImageImageImage

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@Hermiesguardian- your crabbies sure know how to party! Lol! Always love your videos!

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:32 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:10 pm
I'm going to need a larger wheel or another one. But neither would fit in the tank.

https://youtu.be/q83pnOxFXWc
Great video! I have two wheels, and my hermits still do this!! :)
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm

Watch the video then imagine their conversation. I think it went like this:

I'm gonna sit my big shell butt and take up the whole food dish.

Move! Get your big shell butt out of here! Go!

Ok. Ok. I'm going. Sheesh.

I'm not hungry now anyway.

https://youtu.be/uNfgFa-Gbhc
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What are your crabs up to?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:59 pm

Lol! I always imagine them like little kids...
“I don’t want the food but you can’t have it either. So move!”
I love how the one shoves the other out of the way. They really are so great to watch, can never get enough!

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:34 am

Cute! :)
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 am

You have to watch to the end. Here's the dialogue:

"Here, let me help. I've got you.... I've got you... let go, I have you.... hmmm... maybe if I get on the other side, hold on, uhhh... that's not gonna work. Just let go. I have you."

"I thought you had me!!!"

https://youtu.be/ytFlXhu0Pkg
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:12 pm

Lol! It really looked like he went over to help! As soon as he tipped over to the side, the other came to help him! That is too cute!

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:28 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Lol! It really looked like he went over to help! As soon as he tipped over to the side, the other came to help him! That is too cute!
Lol. I know! And he kept on doing it.
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:29 am

Waiting patiently for his turn in the salt bath

https://youtu.be/3zBablXUq_Y
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: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:32 am

This guy tried 3 times to mount the bigger one. I think the bigger one just came up from a molt. After several attempts he finally left him alone but not without first a funny mishap.
https://youtu.be/lwBV87q5B8A
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: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Scarletfire » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:57 pm

Pebbles, my straw, was in the wheel when I interrupted to replace food, and he was just watching me! Didn't go into his shell as much. After seeing honey he went to get some when I was still standing there. I guess I am now associated with food, or just really wanted the honey.

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 am

Sometimes you gotta think outside the wheel.

https://youtu.be/237Tb4rOR4Y
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: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Overmountain1 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 am

Meet part of the newest of my crew- one Jumbo and 2 XL; Princess and Mr. S are Pp, and the third is an Indo who is unnamed at the moment. (Mr. S hides in the log a lot.) Enjoy!
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