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by MamaKelly
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Found Crab Dead; Others Acting Weird
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Found Crab Dead; Others Acting Weird

I noticed you said that the one broke apart. Did the front part fall off while there was still crab left in the shell?

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by MamaKelly
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New crab-missing big claw
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: New crab-missing big claw

I'm waiting for hcp, too, since my big guy is right at the size where it's going to get tough find bigger shells for him

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by MamaKelly
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New crab-missing big claw
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: New crab-missing big claw

Since they're different sizes you shouldn't have to worry about shell fights. I found a nice bag of shells at Jo-Ann Fabrics that had a lot of green turbos in it. My big guy needs shells with an opening over 1 1/8", so only one even close for him but I had lots of options for the little guy up to ab...
by MamaKelly
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?

Maybe next molt he'll fill them out width-wise to match the length, kind of like an awkward teenage phase?

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by MamaKelly
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New crab-missing big claw
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: New crab-missing big claw

It certainly makes them easy to tell apart! Except for yesterday when the little guy decided to try on a shell that matched the big guy's. I have no idea how he managed to lug the thing around!

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by MamaKelly
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fresh molted crab. tips of legs way longer than before?
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: fresh molted crab. weird legs?

They normally have a claw and two large legs on each side, plus multiple smaller ones further back on their body. Maybe he was missing some legs before?

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by MamaKelly
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New crab-missing big claw
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: New crab-missing big claw

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160701/94c6e77bf61f9e2699fd4dabedc8987d.jpg These are my two crabs and they do great together. I only separated them when the larger one surface molted. When I put them back together the little one shadowed him and sat on him a lot the first few days! My big one wa...
by MamaKelly
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: baby hermit crabs
Replies: 20
Views: 2571

Re: baby hermit crabs

There are several accounts of attempts to raise hermit crabs in captivity, some with success, in the health and breeding section of the forum. It's not an easy undertaking!

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by MamaKelly
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: I don't know what to do!
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: I don't know what to do!

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions by coping and pasting this list into a New Topic. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all des...
by MamaKelly
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: I don't know what to do!
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: I don't know what to do!

Dropping legs is never a good thing and dropping all does not look good at all for him. But, let's make sure that the conditions the crabs are living in are good for the health and well-being of the other crabs. I'll see if I can get it on my phone, but there's a form in the stickied post with quest...
by MamaKelly
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing claws
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Missing claws

Make sure you're feeding protein, too. I don't see where you've given them a protein option the last couple of days.

He is fortunate to be the smallest crab because the others shouldn't be likely to try to take his shell for him while he's defenceless.

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by MamaKelly
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing claws
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Missing claws

It does appear to me that he is eating. Normally they use their claws, especially the smaller one, to break/tear up food and pick it up. They then pass it to a smaller pair of limbs which bring the food to their mouth. It looks like he's using his legs to help guide the food to where the smaller lim...
by MamaKelly
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Stuck in shell?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Stuck in shell?!

Mama Kelly Yes he was in a painted shell... I will never forget that day it was so sad, she quickly took him away and said they would check him when they bathed them that night! Sent from my LGMS345 using Tapatalk If the paint on the shell wasn't quite dry when the crab entered, it could very well ...
by MamaKelly
Tue May 31, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Stuck in shell?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Stuck in shell?!

Was the crab in a painted shell?

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by MamaKelly
Sat May 28, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Fan lowering humidity
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Fan lowering humidity

In Walmart they are by the light bulbs, extension cords, that sort of stuff. I think there's a model that's even less expensive than this one. It would cost more for one for a grounded plug. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Woods-50001-Woods-3-Conductor-Indoor-Mechanical-24-Hour-Timer-for-Lamps-and-Applian...