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by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

Okay, they seem hollow. That's a good sign! Here is my next theory, that could have very well been the exoskeleton of Ollie. That may be why she is so pale, because she didn't get to eat the rest of her exo. Hope is coming back to me! I really want this to turn out well!
by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

Wait, I just looked up some pictures. Does the color still remain on the exoskeleton once shed? I'm reinspecting those pieces I found.
by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

Sorry for your loss. I wouldn't even know what to do about a cannibalism problem. If the other crab smells like a molt, they WILL attack. It's just so hard to tell if he's actively hunting other hermits or if there's a reasonable explanation. You may have just found exoskeleton maybe? Especially si...
by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

And I also never found the rest of Marcel, or his shell. I've just found pieces around where Hendel was, actually eating those pieces. I don't trust that Hendel will not attack others in the future. Again, rest in peace Marcel!
by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

So sorry to hear about Marcel but he may already have passed before Hendel found him. Remember that our crabs are scavengers, sort of like little crustacean buzzards, and will not let any food source go to waste. That's true, but the main reason I suspect it was an attack is that this has happened ...
by parker_roo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, [edit: RIP Marcel-attacked]

So I decided to continue digging. I'm terribly sad to say that I have lost Marcel. He was attacked by his original tank mate, Hendel. I caught Hendel eating remains of Marcel. I hate that this happened. It makes me so sad! And now I have to iso Hendel, and I don't know if I have enough supplies to h...
by parker_roo
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance!

Oh my god! I think this just turned into an emergency! I was brushing off substrate around that hole, and I found a crab leg. I'm really freaked out right now! I don't want to continue to dig, because I'm afraid of what I will find. Marcel has been under for about three months. It has seemed like a ...
by parker_roo
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance!

She's light, but she looks hardened to me. Unhardened crabs have a very translucent, kind of plasticy look. I'd just do your very best with nutrition and keep an eye on her. It may have nothing to do with the food you've been giving her-it could be she just went too long before you got her w/o good...
by parker_roo
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: blue light for night
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: blue light for night

You should be able to. Here is a post with all you need to know about Lighting. Just check under the "Blue or Moonlight/Moon-glow bulbs" section. It should answer all of your questions about all the different types of lights you can use. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=925...
by parker_roo
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance!

A pic would be helpful. Sometimes crabs come up from a molt light, depending on what their diet was since their last molt. Sometimes their personalities change too, active crabs may become lazier, or vice versa. I just posted the pictures. And I may just be worrying too much about it. I'm hoping it...
by parker_roo
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Possible Post-Molt Problem, I Need Some Guidance

So if it's one thing I've learned about owning hermit crabs, is they tend to worry you when one little thing may seem wrong. I may be wrong about this, but I may have had a crab go through a bad molt. Basically, my crab Ollie came up from her molt yesterday, and she seems very weak and pale. I could...
by parker_roo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: i hate petsmart!
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: i hate petsmart!

I'm so sorry! I know exactly how you feel! Last December I bought two new hermit crabs from Petsmart, and I had a similar experience. I named one of them, and I was still trying to decide on the name for the other one. That unnamed crab passes away about 3 days after the purchase. I felt so terrible...
by parker_roo
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

Hello again to everyone! I haven't really been on here since the first day the site went down for the merge. I'm glad to see it back up and running! I want to try to get invovled again with all my fellow crabbers on here. I have really missed replying to and sharing all of our great crabbing adventu...
by parker_roo
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

I'm curious about the top you made...could you give a little more detail? Specifically about the tile molding? And how does it allow for air circulation? Looks very cool! Zoo mom of 3 cats, a dog, a fish and 6 crabs [emoji15] Here is the link to the tutorial: http://www.tankgeek.com/2011/04/07/diy-...