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by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Aggression toward new crab and weird behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Aggression toward new crab and weird behavior

I adopted a PP last month and have been keeping him in isolation because when I put him in the larger tank with my two other crabs, one of them (Sandy Claws) goes after the newbie (Shelly) aggressively, grabbing and turning Shelly's shell and causing him to retreat and hide. I put Shelly in the big...
by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab Losing Legs [Update: Didn't make it]
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Crab Losing Legs

Is it possible for a crab to molt twice within weeks? He molted January 10th. Also, should I remove the... discarded limbs? I haven't touched him at all and they are in a neat pile below him. I don't know about the molting, I think that if he tries to molt it will be hard for him. If he just molted...
by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A sweet surprise
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: A sweet surprise

KellyCrabbieLove wrote: Thanks! I am running out of male names. I named my newest male Harold. Lol
Haha! Harold is an awfully cute name too though! :D
by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A sweet surprise
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: A sweet surprise

How cute she is! Es are so adorable :D
and I absolutely love your tank and name theme, it's awesome :)
by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: I don't understand.
Replies: 92
Views: 4633

Re: I don't understand.

I'm sorry you are going through this, it sounds so stressful!
I hope you will get her (and the molters if you have any) out safe and sound! Good luck :)
Here I thought crabs are kinda clumsy.. But I guess they can go a long way with stubbornness :o
by cHorse
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab Losing Legs [Update: Didn't make it]
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Crab Losing Legs

I'm really sorry this is happening, I hope the crab will pull through! I agree with YYWW, but I would also like to ask if you have gauges in the tank? It's very important that the heat and humidity is right for the crabs. If you don't know the temperature and humidity that could also be the reason h...
by cHorse
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New hermit crab seems to be dying
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: New hermit crab seems to be dying

I did not, I bought them at a reptile fair so I have no idea about the stores condition :/ they could have arrived at the store just before I guess.
They had lost some leg tips but looked healthy and colorful otherwise.
by cHorse
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New hermit crab seems to be dying
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: New hermit crab seems to be dying

I think it is Post Purchase Syndrome/Stress (PPS). It is when a hermit crab goes from being in a bad condition to a good one in a short amount of time. Their body can't handle that. So their body starts shutting down. I have lost four crabs from post purchase syndrome and don't want to loose anothe...
by cHorse
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

Did you ever fill out the emergency template? Knowing your crabitat conditions can help pinpoint issues. I'm sorry your crabs aren't doing well and hopefully you can find out what's going on. Yes I did :) here is the link: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=102854 I do not t...
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

YYWW wrote:I'm so sorry!


Crabbers unite!!!
Thank you!
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

I know some people ISO their newbies for a while for their first molt and shell changes then bathe them in fw before putting them in the main tank. That's something to look into and maybe try for any new crabs. It's a great idea especially if where you get them is "sketchy" or unreliable. You don't...
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

There's a forum on new/alternative ways to deal with PPS but from what I read a while back none of the ideas were proven to help MORE than any others... Hermit mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Junior, Matty Pumpkin, Turbo, Aries, Kaylee Frye, Pepper, Flower and Adrian Shephard. Y...
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

I think your first course of action before getting more crabs should be to try and save the ones you have and figure out what's wrong with them. They're not throw away pets and you should try to nurse them back to health before you get more and they die too because of something that's most likely p...
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!
Replies: 23
Views: 429

Re: My first hermit crabs have finally arrived!

That is very interesting! I hope they perk up somehow [emoji26] Crabbers unite!!! The little one is definitely dead, smelled him this morning and he did not smell like flowers so to say... :( The other one dropped his BP tonight and it's probably a small chance that he survives :/ I guess I'll have...
by cHorse
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: New hermit crab seems to be dying
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: New hermit crab seems to be dying

Your conditions sounds good. It is most likely pps and there isn't a whole lot you can do. Once they start dropping limbs, they are pretty much done. I have tried both leaving them alone and trying to nurse them through but they never make it. I am sorry you have to go through this, but if you are ...