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by CrazyCrab12
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

We placed a towel over his tank to keep it dark, and have only been changing out the water at night so as to disturb him as little as possible. i guess i forgot to mention that. I have no idea how to treat an internal parasite. Time for some googling! and maybe i'll talk to my exotic vet, though gen...
by CrazyCrab12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

No change. he's still chugging water. He pretty much sits in or around the waterbowls all day. He has a reduced reaction time too. he doesn't hide for about 5 seconds after i move my hand near him. I don't scare him on purpose obviously, i just have to change out the water bowls and he is always rig...
by CrazyCrab12
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

My pools in the iso are half of a plastic christmas ornament. I think they would hold around 1 cup of water. Because they are so curved they are big enough to cover each of the crabs. My dad says he follows the directions on the box for mixing salt water.
by CrazyCrab12
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

My dad said he also seems to be adding salt water into his food before he eats it which is peculiar.
by CrazyCrab12
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

theres a new symptom. He is drinking excessive amounts of salt water. He's been drinking about half a bowl of salt water each day.
by CrazyCrab12
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Does everyone's crabs try to escape all the time?
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Re: Does everyone's crabs try to escape all the time?

i velcroed the entire lid down because they were strong enough to lift the whole hood.
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molt Crab out of shell
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Surface Molt Crab out of shell

in general, you don't want to touch a molting crab, unless its an absolute emergency. I would consider this an emergency.
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Surface Molt Crab out of shell
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Surface Molt Crab out of shell

I'll say what i can and then have a more experienced member correct anything i say wrong. 1. We still need to know what kind of substrate you are using. Also, your substrate should be at least 6 inches deep, or 3 times the height of your biggest crab. more is always better. 2. You really want to bum...
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: outdated care sheet
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: outdated care sheet

yes i searched "hermit crab care" and its the second to last link on the first page of google
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

i doubt i'll be able to get a picture of his abdomen. My dad is already asleep, but before he went to bed, the crab was partially retracted into the shell so i wouldn't see it anyways. i'll definitely walk my dad through the calibration process tomorrow when he wakes up.
by CrazyCrab12
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: outdated care sheet
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: outdated care sheet

I think i googled "hermit crab care" or something along those lines and a link to it popped up.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: outdated care sheet
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: outdated care sheet

I am unaware of how to do that.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

I actually have an acurite gauge, do those have to be calibrated as well?

also my dad says it's definitely humid in the tank, because there is condensation on the front and when he sticks his hand in it feels like how the bathroom feels after my mom takes a shower for 2 hours.
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: outdated care sheet
Replies: 7
Views: 77

outdated care sheet

I found this care sheet from HCA and it seems a little outdated. can we please update it or remove it? we should practice what we preach. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/pa ... abCare.pdf
by CrazyCrab12
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl
Replies: 27
Views: 3367

Re: sluggish crab won't leave water bowl

I forgot to mention that i am away at college, so my dad is caring for them while i am gone. he called me today letting me know about this. it appears that the crab has stayed in or around the fresh water bowl for 3 days straight.