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by Shawna
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat tank journal
Replies: 34
Views: 2686

Re: Crabitat tank journal

I am wondering about the hamster wheel. Can you tell me more about this? Do the crabs use it? Did you put something on the inside? Thanks!
by Shawna
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

CallaLilly, I looked at quite a few sites. There is a lot of conflicting information. But I thought this site along with a couple others had the most reasonable information. I had a hedgehog as well and the same thing was true with her...a lot of misinformation and conflicting views. I just want to ...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

I put the crab back in his shell and he has still not moved. I will wait until he starts to smell to dispose of the poor guy. How long does it usually take does anyone know?
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

It was probably the combination of everything: plucked from the wild; transported to the store under awful conditions; living in the store; moving to your house; getting dropped and handled; etc. You are not at fault here and even less so if you learn from your mistakes. Don't give up on crabbing. ...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

So I called the kiosk owner where I purchased the crabs. He said he was sorry it passed away, but you can never determine the life of an animal ("even a hamster or a dog...something can go wrong") and that it doesn't happen frequently. Why my crab!!! :( I was also a little taken back because I told ...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead? With emergency sheet.
Replies: 2
Views: 219

HELP!!! Is my crab dead? With emergency sheet.

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? All purpose sand with coconut fiber 5:1 ratio. Sandcastle consistency. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? Yes. ...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

Also, my husband dropped the crab that now looks dead on Friday about 2 feet onto a soft chair accidentally. I was so furious!!!! Could it be that the short fall harmed him too? He was acting fine after the fall and the next 2 days also, but maybe it hurt him internally. I am so upset with my husban...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

Another question! So if my situation is PPS, is it normal for them to drop their big pincher claw and lay naked without moving? I am pretty sure my other crab just switched shells to the shell that is similar to my other crabs shell and buried himself...I don't think he took the other crabs shell. S...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

Re: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

I have pretty much been crying all day. I feel so horrible for my poor little crab! I don't know if I will be able to get another crab...I can't stand the thought of any more crabs being stolen from their homes and abused like they are. I really wish I had been smarter and not bought them at all. I ...
by Shawna
Mon May 30, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP!!! Is my crab dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 1245

HELP!!! Is my crab dead?

HELP!!! I bought 2 hemit crabs from the mall on Thursday. I was stupid to think that they were a good pet and that the mall kiosk guy would hve correct care information. When I got home with them I immediately found this site, and on Friday I built them a 10 gallon aquarium with 6 inch substrate of ...