Crab out of shell

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Crab out of shell

Post by sjfrank » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:44 pm

I had my smallest crab climb out of shell and was laying in their dechlorinated water is there anything I should do or does this mean my Hermie has died?

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Re: Crab out of shell

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:04 pm

sjfrank wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:44 pm
I had my smallest crab climb out of shell and was laying in their dechlorinated water is there anything I should do or does this mean my Hermie has died?
Gently rinse him with dechlorinated freshwater and rinse the shell with dechlor fresh water. Try and gently back him into a shell. A crab put of the shell sometimes indicates conditions aren't right. If you fill put the emergency template we can help with the conditions.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi


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Re: Crab out of shell

Post by sjfrank » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:39 am

Thank you for your feed back. I tried what you said to do but my hermie started to smell so I knew he had died. Sad that I lost my Hermie.

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Re: Crab out of shell

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:48 am

sjfrank wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:39 am
Thank you for your feed back. I tried what you said to do but my hermie started to smell so I knew he had died. Sad that I lost my Hermie.
I'm so sorry.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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