MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by gunstreet.girl » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:46 pm

FinalxFantasy wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:36 pm
omg thank u so much. You're sure i can feed overripe fruit to them? Could the hermit crabs eat it too though?
Absolutely. Think about a scavenging crab out in the wild - the fruit they’re most likely to be able to readily access is the fruit that’s become overripe and fallen to the ground. My hermit crabs actually prefer overripe fruit to underripe or perfectly ripe fruit (as does my gecko) - they’ll often turn up their “noses” at a perfectly ripened strawberry fresh from the garden, in favour of yesterday’s strawberry that’s sat in the heat of the tank getting gooey and mushy. when fruit ripens, starch is converted to sugar. The more ripe the fruit, the sweeter it is. Hermit crabs are notorious sweet-toothed little dudes :)

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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by DevilNDisguise » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:08 pm

FinalxFantasy wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:36 pm
omg thank u so much. You're sure i can feed overripe fruit to them? Could the hermit crabs eat it too though?
I wouldn't see why not, honestly. Hermit crabs eat all kinds of rotten fruit and deceased animals in the wild, so I can't imagine it would be unsafe for them.

Of course, I personally wouldn't give rotten things to them all the time, but I can imagine overripe things are still fine.

For the other crabs, I couldn't say, as I don't have experience with them.
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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:09 am

FinalxFantasy wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:36 pm
omg thank u so much. You're sure i can feed overripe fruit to them? Could the hermit crabs eat it too though?
Just be aware that gnats and flies are more likely to come hither if the food is already beginning to decay. But otherwise it should be just fine :thumbsup::
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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by FinalxFantasy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 pm

My crab has been acting more alive for the past few days but I had to take out the third leg she's lost today. I don't understand why she's still losing legs
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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 am

Dropping limbs usually suggest they are weak and stressed. Try to cut down on stressors, or even separating the crabs? As long as tank conditions are good, I'll just monitor and hope that she pulls through.

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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by gunstreet.girl » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:52 am

FinalxFantasy wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 pm
My crab has been acting more alive for the past few days but I had to take out the third leg she's lost today. I don't understand why she's still losing legs
Have you been able to check the temp/humidity, correct those if necessary, and correct the other issues with your set-up?

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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by FinalxFantasy » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:50 pm

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Have you been able to check the temp/humidity, correct those if necessary, and correct the other issues with your set-up?
I’m still working on a bigger tank and something for humidity besides just spraying the tank with water, which doesn’t seem to give them moisture for very long. I don’t have time to save up anymore. I’m going on $5 a week now, if even that much. I’m going to give my dad all of my money and beg him to help me, because he knows my pets life depends on it
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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by gunstreet.girl » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 pm

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:50 pm
I’m still working on a bigger tank and something for humidity besides just spraying the tank with water, which doesn’t seem to give them moisture for very long. I don’t have time to save up anymore. I’m going on $5 a week now, if even that much. I’m going to give my dad all of my money and beg him to help me, because he knows my pets life depends on it
I was asking because you asked why your crab was still dropping limbs. if your crab is dropping limbs due to environmental stress, which seems to be the general hypothesis, then its health/condition isn’t likely to improve unless/until environmental conditions are improved.

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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by FinalxFantasy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:42 pm

gunstreet.girl wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 pm
I was asking because you asked why your crab was still dropping limbs. if your crab is dropping limbs due to environmental stress, which seems to be the general hypothesis, then its health/condition isn’t likely to improve unless/until environmental conditions are improved.
I feel very terrible about this situation and I isolated her if it makes any difference, because I’m worried she might be stressed by the other crab. I don’t know what my dad is planning on doing, but I only have a few bucks and I’m spending it on water for the crabs ASAP
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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by FinalxFantasy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 am
Dropping limbs usually suggest they are weak and stressed. Try to cut down on stressors, or even separating the crabs? As long as tank conditions are good, I'll just monitor and hope that she pulls through.

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Yes I had her separated a few days ago
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Re: MY HALLOWEEN CRAB IS BUBBLING AND HER LEG FELL OFF

Post by curlysister » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:11 pm

Maybe she needs to molt and does not have enough sub to do that. That would be stressful.
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