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by Motörcrab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Here are a few pictures to give everyone an idea on Eddie's feeding procedures. First is his saltwater bath. I usually keep him in until he tries climbing out or about 15 minutes. He generally streches way out as you can see. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/c5f22aa379b3bb883107621135a8be4b...
by Motörcrab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

This is the best video I got of Eddie so far. It's one of the first times I put him in the cap on the crab mesh. Since I built the rink and bumper car he doesn't seem like he wants to go. I guess like a kid you buy an expensive to for but they have more fun with the box. https://youtu.be/IbvRmsmqAsk...
by Motörcrab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Not sure if crabs are molting or not....
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Not sure if crabs are molting or not....

Here is the caresheet for mixing and proper depth of substrate for the size crabs you have. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92542 The general rule is 6" of substrate or 3 times more than your largest crab. I would add more substrate ASAP since your crabs are trying to...
by Motörcrab
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Eddie eating Krill! https://youtu.be/e5hZMnUdzoM Eddie eating Crawfish Meat https://youtu.be/s9gXFda6wC0 Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk Here are two up close videos of him eating when I have him resting in his crabby wheel chair. Unfortunately I will need to grow another arm to hold Eddie, his...
by Motörcrab
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab dropped all limbs
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: New crab dropped all limbs

I looked up the medicinal bath over at crab street journal. https://crabstreetjournal.org/blog/2012/09/25/medicinal-bath-for-treating-bacterial-infections-shell-rot-and-black-spots/ It's mainly for bacterial infections, shell rot, and black spots. I figured with finding Eddie near or in the bacteria...
by Motörcrab
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab dropped all limbs
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: New crab dropped all limbs

I'm not sure with the medicinal bath. I gave it to Eddie for the first week and haven't given him one since. I have been debating on trying it again. I read each batch is only good for 2 days so you need to keep making it. I would make sure the water is within two degrees of his ISO. Putting him in ...
by Motörcrab
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New crab dropped all limbs
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: New crab dropped all limbs

Yikes! You will deffinately need to hand feed him like I have been doing for Eddie. Be sure to powder all foods for him with at mortar and pestle or coffee grinder. If it's too big he won't be able to eat it easily. I keep Eddie's bath tubs in the 10 G Iso. That way they stay the same temperature as...
by Motörcrab
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting, sleeping or dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Molting, sleeping or dead?

The substrate should be a minimum of 3 times more than the size of your largest crab. If a tennis ball is about 3" you will need a minimum of 9-10 inches for him to completely bury and cover. If it isn't deep enough after he sheds his exo skeleton other crabs may smell him and cannibalize him. Crabs...
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting, sleeping or dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Molting, sleeping or dead?

Sometimes my crabs will sit like that in one spot for hours. I have read about that on here. When they sit motionless half in, half out of their shell like that they are usually resting.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 3#p1070585
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Need to move tank but has 2 molters
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Need to move tank but has 2 molters

How long would the tank need to be unplugged? If it was unplugged up to maybe three to four hours it would probably be fine as long as your classroom isn't super cold. If the work is being done after school hours I wouldn't trust someone else with the responsibility of plugging it back in. Perhaps a...
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Just Snacking On An Apple
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Just Snacking On An Apple

Straws are very colorful for sure. They all have slightly different shades of red. They are also very active similar to E's. If they aren't down molting they are usually out crabbing around the tank!
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

I came to the conclusion Eddie is like trying to feed a baby. If I set him in a bottle cap on his own with food in front of him he tries to crawl around and do anything but eat. I have way better results when I hold him in one hand and the spoon in the other. So much for trying to multi task at feed...
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

little determined cutie! he looks so sweet! i know he will make it! hoping for a molt soon! please send more pics! he is a very cute crab! also, i read a forum about honey that helps heal infections? maybe that could help? i am rooting and praying for you guys! Eddie has always been one of our favo...
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

He is so precious, I love those pictures. Such a little sweetheart! We are rooting for you, Eddie! How are you going to know when he’s ready to go? I apologize, I hope that question doesn’t seem ignorant. Are you just going to keep doing what your doing until you go in and one day he has shed his e...
by Motörcrab
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs
Replies: 81
Views: 1938

Re: Molting E in Bacterial Bloom & Lost Limbs

Update on Eddie since I haven't posted for two days. He is still active but his eating seems to have slowed down a bit compared to previous days. He picks at calciums, animal proteins and the occasional plant items but not almost everything like before. He seems to be enjoying the fresh water baths ...