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by Escape
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

Yes it does, and I think it is very possible. I have seen pictures before as well, and this is very similar. It looks like it is spreading. I made sure the bath coated her everywhere. Since she will not come all the way out, I do not know if it is affecting her within the shell as well. I was hesita...
by Escape
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

Well, I ended up soaking her with the solution as-is. Hopefully it will be okay. She did end up drinking some, and I left her in for only about 5 minutes. Now, when I say that it looks like an infection, here is what I mean. The pictures below are a progression with the dates taken. The picture (low...
by Escape
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

Nicole - I have made the mixture as the second set of instructions has stated, although I did add the marshmallow root as well. About half of it evaporated away as it was steeping though. I was wondering if I should add an equal amount of decholrinated water to it to make sure it is not too strong? ...
by Escape
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

quote:Originally posted by Keg:quote:Originally posted by Escape:Nicole - this was a shell fight ?So in the process of a shell fight, the other crab grabbed/attacked cutie's BP? But only managed to crack the exoskeleton?Darn... She can't repair the exo until she molts right? It might have been healt...
by Escape
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: You might be a Hermit Crab addict if . . .
Replies: 56
Views: 5288

You might be a Hermit Crab addict if . . .

You might be a hermit crab addict if: You take more pictures of your crabs than you do of your 3 kids... combined.
by Escape
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

Nicole - this was a shell fight, and I do believe she was probably a few days post molt. I have the instigator in ISO (both of them) and am feeding them in intense diet. In the mean time, Hermes (above) is all alone recuperating. I feel badly for her.I did just clean her with the salt water treatmen...
by Escape
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

I was thinking that the top part of her pincher was turning color, but looking back, it still looks the same. Here is a then vs now pic to compare though. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/angellimited/Hermit%20Crabs/hermesclaw.jpg/IMG] And I Will keep the tetracycline thing in my mind. Do...
by Escape
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

Thanks both of you.CA - Yes that is the recipe I am thinking of. It said to only use it for the injury/illness specified, so I wasn't sure if it was risky to use it. I am not sure if she is using the claw or not (and I had no idea that they bled blue), but she was using it earlier. I just don't want...
by Escape
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Infected Claw
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Infected Claw

I think Cutie Pie's claw is becoming infected. Either that, or it is dying (the claw, not the crab). It is starting to turn brown on the tip (both the movable part and the stationary part wit the injury) and to me, it just does not look right. I saw that there is a soak that I can make up for her. I...
by Escape
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Archives: In Memory of San
Topic: Pinky and the Brain
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Pinky and the Brain

RIP you two. I wish that you had had a better life, but I hope that the time in between the pet store and when you passed gave you a taste of heaven on earth and made your passing easier. Good bye.
by Escape
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Autism/Asperger's Syndrome

I actually agree with Mr. Crab's mom. I was just trying to say that you should start at the dr, but you are right... not all drs catch it. I realize that more than is apparent. What I wrote above is just scatterbrained. lol. I will add one thing: If you feel something is not right, then keep at it.
by Escape
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Autism/Asperger's Syndrome

marthachezem: Both Autism and Asperger's can "show up" at any time. With Autism, there is a speech issue, or delay that presents itself by the age of three. Asperger's does not have this. What you should look for is honestly varies from child to child. If you have a concern, I would bring it up to y...
by Escape
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Archives: In Memory of San
Topic: Bob :(
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Bob :(

I have finally accepted it. Bob is gone. I don't know what happened to you, but you were loved. We will all miss you. I promise to give you a proper burial when we move. I want you to stay with us, and not here where people do not care. I cared when I adopted you, and I care for you even in passing....
by Escape
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Food search and organization
Replies: 23
Views: 5509

Food search and organization

quote:Originally posted by Keg:quote:Can PPs eat Elodea? I looked around the web and couldn't find any mention specifically saying hermit crabs eat it. There are other names for it I didn't check.Elodea normally grows in fresh water ponds and our crabs live near salt water so they wouldn't encounter...
by Escape
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Food search and organization
Replies: 23
Views: 5509

Food search and organization

First off, I realize the plant that is actually in the experiment cannot be fed to the crabs, but I have a question about an aquatic plant.My daughter is doing a biology experiment tomorrow that uses the aquatic plant Elodea. It is an experiment on photosynthesis. They sent us two decent sized bunch...