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by kornchaser
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Odd coloring on new crab
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Odd coloring on new crab

I don't know what could have caused this type of injury in the first place. It would have to be something awful that took off the majority of his exo, probably in one go. May have been bacterial and he fought it off. Could have been viral, but if he recovered it's unlikely. It could have been a phy...
by kornchaser
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Introducing myself, AND a substate question
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Introducing myself, AND a substate question

Sounds like your a great crab owner even so early in as a crab mom! Congrats on your first successful molts!


Hermit mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Junior, Matty Pumpkin, Turbo, Aries, Kaylee Frye, Pepper, Flower and Adrian Shephard.
by kornchaser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig for the inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Should I dig for the inevitable?

I would also really suggest that when reading about someone else's experience is to take into account if you're dealing with a healthy established crab, or one that is still new. When a new crab dies for any reason, PPS has to be the foremost thought. A death of a new crab should never be blamed on...
by kornchaser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig for the inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Should I dig for the inevitable?

My Teeny Tank has 6 small and micro crabs, and I can never tell if they've eaten unless they get a cookie or dried fish or shrimp, as that's the only time they drag food off to the back to hide and eat. Most days it looks like I'm throwing out as much as I put in, but I'm a night owl and catch them...
by kornchaser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: molting/destressing crab-possible tank transfer
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: molting/destressing crab-possible tank transfer

Umm, I assume that your Octavius - are you are hunger games fan?! :) - is a small or medium? It will probably take a month or two before he pops back up again in my experiences... Nope just a big name for a big dude is all lol! But he was under for 8 weeks and still pink... more info here http://ww...
by kornchaser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: molting/destressing crab-possible tank transfer
Replies: 13
Views: 692

molting/destressing crab-possible tank transfer

How long does it usually take their exo to harden/how can you tell it is hardened? I really want to know this too because I have a similar situation. Normally it will take a week or two however they normally stay under for a lot longer just to chill out. :) Sorry I didn't see this! How long do you ...
by kornchaser
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig for the inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Should I dig for the inevitable?

Yes, my teeny, Little Bill, has been up and down since I got him around the end of November. if I get up early enough I usually catch him in the food bowl, before he quickly runs away. I'll have to check to see if the food has been disturbed tomorrow. I changed it last night so about 24h ago and it...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Molting disaster

I am going to leave him in there for a month or so or until he starts walking around drinking condensation and what not. Thanks guys!


Hermit mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Junior, Matty Pumpkin, Turbo, Aries, Kaylee Frye, Pepper, Flower and Adrian Shephard.
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Should I dig for the inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Should I dig for the inevitable?

I have two crabs that have been under molting/de stressing for a while now. I thought they were okay because they changed shells a lot before they went under so I'm like yay! New shell, new start, new home. Right? Well I have a big urge to dig. I know I've already dug up a perfectly fine crab big oo...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Just adopted a new one.
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Just adopted a new one.

I just bought another PP today her name is Winifred and She's an itty bitty thing! She's in a totally wrong shell but I have tons in there for her and her roommates to choose from. She's currently dug down like the other two (Pepper and Flower) which I have concerns for, will post more about them in...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Silly crabs
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Silly crabs

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/20/9304f600325e90fed078ce2f2ca9f4f2.jpg Matty Pumpkin did the same thing before he switched shells and went under for a molt. He was in a 3/4 Babylonian now he's in a 7/8 Tapestry lol Hermit mommy of 10 PP babies: Octavius Flemming, Poseidon, Junior, Matty Pu...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Molting disaster

Update on Octavius. He seems to be doing okay, active feelers but still not out of his little hole. He actually seemed really shocked that I opened up the lid, light showing in and all, for me to spritz the tank. He retracted back into his shell so I covered everything back up. Like I posted before,...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Molting disaster

ISOing him with his exo is exactly the right thing to do. Keep conditions right, try not to disturb him, and wait until he's out and about before considering moving him back to the main tank. At this point, all he really needs is his exo but the additional food won't hurt. Let us know how he does. ...
by kornchaser
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Molting disaster

I am so sorry; I would never have suggested putting him back in the main tank if I knew that your other crab up was known to be aggressive, or if I knew that he wasn't being active; I should have asked. :oops: I'm glad that others replied for you, and like Calla said, let us know how he is doing. H...
by kornchaser
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting disaster
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Molting disaster

I understand that you were worried, and I do not blame you, but please try not to do something like that again. I know it is scary, but as long as you have enough substrate in the tank, minimum of 6 inches depending on the size of your crabs, they should be okay. :wink: Octavius had been under for ...