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by CrabbyCancerian
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A Couple Of Crabby Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: A Couple Of Crabby Questions

JoeHermits wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:17 pm
They can and do drink saltwater as a source of minerals.
Oh okay. Good to know!
by CrabbyCancerian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A Couple Of Crabby Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: A Couple Of Crabby Questions

That salt will not be toxic or harmful. It just does not have all the minerals needed long term. I mix up my Instant Ocean 2 cups at a time (2 cups dechlor water with 1 Tablespoon IO). If your pool is smaller than that, you can keep it to use later. Your crab will be fine alone for a while. Many cr...
by CrabbyCancerian
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: A Couple Of Crabby Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 204

A Couple Of Crabby Questions

Hello crabby people, I have a couple of questions. Cora is doing great and has even become more active. She is hiding less. But I still don’t know everything there is to know. I have a couple of concerns: 1. I think she might be drinking her salt water rather than bathing in it. I read the caresheet...
by CrabbyCancerian
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Y’all, I’ll be honest, and I know all of us has done this, too. You walk up to the tank, and either just that does it, or you reach for something to clean or move and someone inevitably pulls in too fast, forgetting to hold on, and goes rolling backwards off a log, a shelf, another crab, you know- ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Oh yes- we have all done things like this and gone OMG!!! I have had a crab punch me in a tender spot between my fingers while I was not looking at her, and my auto reaction was to kinda jump and shake- she came off, thankfully the carpeted floor was only like a foot down - maybe. That was a year a...
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Is that true that most crab owners don’t handle their crabs because I’ve been feeling bad because I havnt held mine yet? I was just curious if that’s something I should or shouldn’t be doing? I guess I’m afraid of scaring them or dropping them idk lol I want to hold them but they seem happy without...
by CrabbyCancerian
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

GotButterflies wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:20 pm
I'm sure she is fine! We have all made mistakes. It comes with the territory!
Good to know :crabbigsmile:
by CrabbyCancerian
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

****Update: After all that happened, she went right under the hide log but stayed all “puffed up” on the defense, sticking out of her shell. I have lifted up the log to check on her a couple of times (not the greatest thing to do I know). Now she has completely burrowed herself under the substrate.....
by CrabbyCancerian
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Doesn't sound that unusual an occurrence, really. Aorse has happened, you didn't accidentally rinse her in hot water, or toss her in a boiling pot of water trying to clean the shell. She might be a little shaken up, but these guys can fall out of trees in the wild and be okay. I wouldn't worry. Yay...
by CrabbyCancerian
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Calm down, all crabbers make mistakes and as long as we take care of them its ok. Keep an eye out to see it she comes out of her shell and see how she looks. If she looks fine she should be fine after a couple days. Most of us don’t handle our crabs and it may be very nerve racking for her now but ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!
Replies: 14
Views: 533

I Think I Accidentally Hurt My Crab!

Help! I’m so upset. I was changing the water dishes in Cora’s tank. She has a ton of the same type of white shell in her tank cuz I didn’t know what size would suit her and obv. she needs a few to choose from. What happened is almost too awful to describe...and I am embarrassed to admit that it happ...
by CrabbyCancerian
Thu May 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells

Molting and shell changes aren't always related. A crab might change shells after a molt, but not always. A crab might change shells randomly. If she is in a shell with a one inch opening, what size shell openings did you order from Naples? What size did they send? I ordered: ⅜" - ½" opening And Tu...
by CrabbyCancerian
Tue May 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Having A Lot Of Trouble With Shells

I think my crab has been trying to molt ever since I got her. I have bought her a lot of shells and I have given her a lot of choices, but I just can’t seem to find the right ones! I purchased a whole assortment from amazon. Most of those seemed like they were either too big or too small. Then I pur...
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed May 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size And Heating
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Tank Size And Heating

I use a mesh lid and I cover part of the tank with a wet towel to keep the humidity in.
by CrabbyCancerian
Wed May 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Covid-19 Lysol & Fresh Foods

GotButterflies wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 am
This doesn't pertain to your question; but think it has been recommended to wash reusable shopping bags between uses during this time. You would remove the plastic bottom. Then your aunt could save her Lysol ;)
That does sound like a better solution!