Potential lost crab out of tank

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Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by Scarletfire » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:01 am

So I forgot to close the lid after my crabby chores last night. Crab care 101. I was in a rush to get to work, but I closed the lid, closed the door to the crab room and put on a humidifier. I didn't see one of my big ones at quick glance.

IF a crab escaped....

1. How far could a crab go?
2. Are there hiding spots in the house they typically go to?

I have two kittens and myself, so there's quite a few predators in the house...

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Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by Motörcrab » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 am

Crabs can be found anywhere in the house. With being in one room with a closed door will make the search easier. Check on curtains since they can climb, under or even inside furniture, behind bookshelves and possibly under or in heating sources.

Some people have found crabs weeks and months later up and down stairs too.

I'm not sure what cats will do. I would think the crab would just hide in their shell until they felt safe to go someplace to hide.

Good luck with your search.


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Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by wodesorel » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:13 am

Washer/Dryer are a common place to find them. They can also travel between stories (up and down) with ease.


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Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by Scarletfire » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:51 pm

Found him actually climbing my storage rack! He was climbing up when I came back. It squatted down mid climb.

Thanks, I wouldn't have looked up without your comments. He's back in hiding in the tank now. Image

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Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by Maddamay32 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:05 pm

Lucky find! Glad he's safe now

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Re: Potential lost crab out of tank

Post by DevilNDisguise » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:08 pm

Scarletfire wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Found him actually climbing my storage rack! He was climbing up when I came back. It squatted down mid climb.

Thanks, I wouldn't have looked up without your comments. He's back in hiding in the tank now. Image

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Whew! Glad you found him. Gotta love the escape artists.
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