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by mrscrabmadness
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: mating season over?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: mating season over?

All I know is my tank conditions were perfect and as soon I noticed the 2 huge crabs picking on this one I removed it, those vids do look like what they were trying to do to this crab. I tried several times to stick the crab back in the main tank and watch as soon as any monkey business went on I to...
by mrscrabmadness
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: mating season over?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

mating season over?

I had tried to find out the sex of all my crabs cause all the sudden I had one getting picked on after he/ she been in the tank for several months, found that everyone that I could tell was male except one that kept hiding up in the shell and was the one who was getting picked on, I assumed that thi...
by mrscrabmadness
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: crab wants to be alone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: crab wants to be alone?

persnicky, gosh darn, flippery, dannabit crabs anyway!
by mrscrabmadness
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: crab wants to be alone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: crab wants to be alone?

jade and camo it is I guess grrrr... I have put others in there and they have snubbed there noses at them, or just try camo cause I have jade for crabby paddy and he won't change but maybe he is comfy in his shell. the other crab is fine in the main tank, no one is bothering him so he must must be a...
by mrscrabmadness
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: crab wants to be alone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

crab wants to be alone?

this going back to when the I had 2 crabs picking on one crab and it was all the sudden, and there was suggestion of that maybe the two crabs have bonded and didn't like this crab now, and I needed to get him in a tank by itself and then get a buddy for it, then maybe it was mating season, maybe I h...
by mrscrabmadness
Wed May 30, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: mating?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: mating?

yep I saw it, someone told me they mate from May to July , YI! YI! YI! and to look for egg sac on the crab? well I can't look on this crab if it clamps up tight every time I flip or touch it! I cleaned out my 29 gal tank and stck this crab in it until mating season is over and hope this is will be d...
by mrscrabmadness
Tue May 29, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Should I check on my molter?
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Should I check on my molter?

I have accidently found a molter before while taking stuff out of the tank to top clean, the e.e. was deep enough but they chose not to go deep! I also took a hut and covered them up and put e.e. on top, once I took one of their water bowls and flipped it on top of them because they were just starti...
by mrscrabmadness
Tue May 29, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: mating?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: mating?

everything in the tank is fine and right.. when I put the crab in he goes up to this other and tries sit on top, does this bear hug then tries to flip it over or that is what it looks like and the other one is tucked way up in the shell and I don't let it get further than that. I take the crab back ...
by mrscrabmadness
Tue May 29, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: mating?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

mating?

o.k. when do crabs mate? is there a certain cycle, time of the year? I have been having trouble with these crabs and 2 of them going after this one for a week and 1/2 now, tried all sorts of suggestions from putting more protiens in, putting the shells in, more climbing stuff in and rearranging, som...
by mrscrabmadness
Thu May 24, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: I apparently have the Joker in my tank.
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: I apparently have the Joker in my tank.

I have had crabs turn and kick other crabs off ledges and then turn their backs on them, like they are saying ha! take that! I have had crabs block entry / exit ways down from the corner caddy, they just sat on the branch and would move if an other crab wanted out, so now I make sure there are 2 way...
by mrscrabmadness
Fri May 18, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: need some of your guys input
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: need some of your guys input

I have 2 that are just now doing this after having crabby paddy & shell lea for 5 years are being big time bullys to one I just got a few months ago after everything has been fine and kosher..all the sudden they are chasing him, sitting on him, pulling at him if he tries to get out of the shower cad...
by mrscrabmadness
Thu May 10, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: My crab molted into a shell
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: My crab molted into a shell

make sure the sand dollars are all natural and not the bleached out decorative type..
by mrscrabmadness
Tue May 08, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: My crab molted into a shell
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: My crab molted into a shell

he may of felt he was to weak to dig so he just went a huge shell where he felt safe, or he may of just felt safer doing it in a shell vs digging? crabs that usually go hunting and digging up molters are lacking things in their diet { check out foods list } they need fresh foods and meats, not all d...
by mrscrabmadness
Sun May 06, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Weird Molt
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: Weird Molt

I had a crab when it came up , was kind of sprawed out looking funny, almost looked like he was missing some of his front pincher or legs. but after a few days he straightened out.
by mrscrabmadness
Sat May 05, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab changes shells several times even in a day
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Crab changes shells several times even in a day

I don't leave my shells in all the time, I take them if they are not interested in them and then maybe in a month or two i will clean them up & throw them in, if they change fine if they don't I take them back out.. I alway make sure there are shells in there if I have molters come up