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by jonathon1989
Sat May 08, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: My Hermit Crab Has Lost 4 of its Legs
Replies: 1
Views: 72

My Hermit Crab Has Lost 4 of its Legs

This is most likely Post Purchase Syndrome. And I can gues that the mail travel didnt help. You need to put the crab into an ISO Tank and place it under a hideout, making sure it is subermerged into darkness so it can molt and regenerate limbs. Once the crab has molted it will be out of danger. If i...
by jonathon1989
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Extra Small Crab In Medium Shell.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Extra Small Crab In Medium Shell.

crabbycasey wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:30 pm
I’m sorry you lost Cocoa [emoji3064]


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He was my only E. I will miss him.
by jonathon1989
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Extra Small Crab In Medium Shell.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Extra Small Crab In Medium Shell.

So, this is one for the books. Besides loosing my E Cocoa today I disovered one of my extra small crabs has moved into a medium shell shell. How is this crab supposed to move this shell around? Any advice? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210428/bcc6d316f20933060e34cb6bf2174003.jpg https://uploads...
by jonathon1989
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New Hermit Crabs
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: New Hermit Crabs

Hello! I bought my son 2 hermit crabs from PetSmart almost 2 weeks ago. The crabs buried themselves in the substrate within a day, but there were signs of movement at night. The last week though, I see no evidence of movement in the tank at all. How long do I let them be until I worry? Could they b...
by jonathon1989
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Glass Top?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Glass Top?

HermieBingo wrote:Um, one more question I came across:

Doesn't a glass lid make it so that the hermit crabs can't breathe?
Hermit Crabs breathe with modified gills. The glass holds in the humidity allows them to breathe with their gills


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by jonathon1989
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Glass Top?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Glass Top?

I am going to get or make a glass top and I have two questions: 1. Should I make the glass top or get it from a store? I have a simple 20 gallon long, and I am not trying to have it be a special size or anything, but is it cheaper to just DIY? 2. Since my crabs are "large", will my crabs just push ...
by jonathon1989
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Aussie Zoea 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 2366

Re: Aussie Zoea 2021

Congrats!


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by jonathon1989
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Blind Crab?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Blind Crab?

HES FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU. [emoji3590][emoji886]


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by jonathon1989
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: SURFACE MOLT? Crab was molting then surfaced with no shell!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: SURFACE MOLT? Crab was molting then surfaced with no shell!!!

We’re here for you if you need us.


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by jonathon1989
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: SURFACE MOLT? Crab was molting then surfaced with no shell!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: SURFACE MOLT? Crab was molting then surfaced with no shell!!!

How is he doing?


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by jonathon1989
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Large Crab Shell Evacuation and Lethargic!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Large Crab Shell Evacuation and Lethargic!!

Reshell him and then place him under a hut. Also, cover the ISO Tank to make it dark as possible. I did this with my crab Mango. Also the HCA guide on naked crabs can be very useful. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... p?t=122302
by jonathon1989
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why???
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Why???

My son and I would like to do that as well! How did you go about that, Jonathon? What’s the address? We’ll send a couple letters too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Im going to create a pettion to the US FIsh and Wildlife Service. In addition I am reaching out to my local state leaders. Sent fr...
by jonathon1989
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MANGO WONT STAY IN A SHELL. HELP!
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: MANGO WONT STAY IN A SHELL. HELP!

Update: Mango passed away. I am sad but even more determined now to make sure more hermit crabs are protected from the pet trade.


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by jonathon1989
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why???
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Why???

I agree, stop the trade! This past week I wrote the White House and my governor about stopping the sale of land hermit crabs. If all of us wrote the leaders in our states and also wrote the white house it would get attention and we could legislation passed to stop the sale of hermit crabs . Sent fro...
by jonathon1989
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: MANGO WONT STAY IN A SHELL. HELP!
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: MANGO WONT STAY IN A SHELL. HELP!

Update: Mango is still under the hut. I was reading up on molting and according to The Smithsonian Biology Institute some crabs leave their shells to molt. Is this true? https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/land-hermit-crab


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