No Crabs Up!!

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No Crabs Up!!

Post by hermiwormi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:35 pm

My crabs went down to molt sometime this summer. When I left in May, there was 1 crab up, due for a molt. I returned in August and there were still no crabs up. I’m not sure if I should dig and check on them, or if I should leave it alone.


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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:54 pm

They could be down for 4 months, possibly longer. Don't dig.
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Same here. The anxiety is overwhelming
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Your crabbies may be coming up at night while you're sleeping and digging back down before you get up. So you might think they've been under for months, but that may not be the case. Definitely don't dig. I only have one crab up at the moment. My other 3 have been mia for a bit.

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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:46 pm

I know they aren't coming up because I have a live camera..
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:01 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:I know they aren't coming up because I have a live camera..
How long have your crab(s) been under? I had my quarter sized crab under for almost 2 months when I first rescued her.

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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:21 pm

two for 1.5 months, 1 for 2 months. I had a dream last night where I only found 2 and they escaped and they were extremely lethargic. I really hope this doesn't mean anything, but my dreams about these type of things usually come true to an extent (that became off topic very fast)
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:47 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:two for 1.5 months, 1 for 2 months. I had a dream last night where I only found 2 and they escaped and they were extremely lethargic. I really hope this doesn't mean anything, but my dreams about these type of things usually come true to an extent (that became off topic very fast)
I have very vivid dreams also, so I can understand your worry. When a loved one or animal has passed, they tend to visit me in my dreams. It seems the consensus around here though is not to worry at least until the 4 month mark, and even longer if the crab is larger. That's always easier said than done for sure though.

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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Two came up, and one is still down. If he does come up, it will be the longest molt he has ever had. I still have hope though
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:54 pm

Looks like what I thought 😞
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:58 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:Looks like what I thought Image
Oh no, did he not make it? Image

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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 pm

I don't think so... He didn't come up yet and I think my feelings were right :(
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 pm
I don't think so... He didn't come up yet and I think my feelings were right :(
Aw, no...
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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:06 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:I don't think so... He didn't come up yet and I think my feelings were right :(
Aw. Image
Is there any smell coming from the tank yet?

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Re: No Crabs Up!!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 am

No, but I had two others come up and they molted after him. I just have that feeling if you know what I mean. I really hope he is just taking his time, but that would mean he would have a three month molt.
If he did die, that would mean I had two crabs die of a molting issue. I have 9 inches of substrate and correct substrate overall, so I can't figure out why they keey dying.
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