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by Clypeatus
Wed May 06, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Three crabs. Two molt often. One hasn't in 6 months…
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Three crabs. Two molt often. One hasn't in 6 months…

How big is the crab? The larger they are the less frequent they molt but when they do molt, they take longer to do so. I don't think there is anything to worry about. If he is active and healthy then there is no reason to worry. I don't think different species take longer to molt, but some like to d...
by Clypeatus
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Please help...
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Please help...

When did you get it and what were the conditions that he was living in.
by Clypeatus
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New hermit crab seems to be dying
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: New hermit crab seems to be dying

Did you see the conditions from the petstore that you got him in?
by Clypeatus
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New hermit crab seems to be dying
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: New hermit crab seems to be dying

I think it is Post Purchase Syndrome/Stress (PPS). It is when a hermit crab goes from being in a bad condition to a good one in a short amount of time. Their body can't handle that. So their body starts shutting down. I have lost four crabs from post purchase syndrome and don't want to loose another...
by Clypeatus
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Complete die off
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: Complete die off

It might have been shell rot.

http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/crabc ... ellrot.php

I've heard that it can spread to other crabs, so if one of your crabs got it, it might have spread.
by Clypeatus
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My crab might be sick or wounded
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: My crab might be sick or wounded

What I did to my PP when she molted in my 20 gallon tank is to put glass from extra picture stands to prevent other crabs from getting her. You can also get a 10 gallon aquarium at Walmart for approximately $13.00. You can also use a plastic bin with a lid. It is not best to use a wood enclosure bec...
by Clypeatus
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My crab might be sick or wounded
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: My crab might be sick or wounded

If I were you, I would put the crab in an isolation tank and feed it plenty of calcium foods, just in case it was shell disease. I've heard that is could spread to other crabs. The crab can be rid of it by molting. Here is some more information about it: http://www.hermitcrabparadise.com/crabcare/pr...
by Clypeatus
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: No Power
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: No Power

I have heard that you can insulate your crab cage with Styrofoam from your local hardware store. When you pick out Styrofoam, the better R value the better it holds heat.