Missing crab?

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PeekaBoo2013
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Missing crab?

Post by PeekaBoo2013 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 am

Hi all! I've had hermit crabs for about ten days and this morning I went to check the tank and can't find my little guy. I looked in the hiding places. I looked around the edges of the substrate to see if he buried, but if he did it must be towards the middle. I don't even see any place on the sand where he would have went it - but I know they back fill? His shell he was wearing is not anywhere to be seen either. My question is should I be worried he got out??? Or is disappearing normal? I have a 15 gallon with mesh lid (it has suran wrap to keep in humidity)Image

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Re: Missing crab?

Post by PeekaBoo2013 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:23 am

I found him hanging upside down from the ceiling of a hide lol false alarm

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Re: Missing crab?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:24 am

Don't worry. I'm sure he just dug down to de-stress or molt. Or for fun. I freaked out when that happened to me in the beginning. When you say he must be toasted, what did you mean? Where is your heater placed? And if he is molting he could be under for months. Just resist the urge to dig.
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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: Missing crab?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:25 am

PeekaBoo2013 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:23 am
I found him hanging upside down from the ceiling of a hide lol false alarm

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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: Missing crab?

Post by PeekaBoo2013 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:12 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:Don't worry. I'm sure he just dug down to de-stress or molt. Or for fun. I freaked out when that happened to me in the beginning. When you say he must be toasted, what did you mean? Where is your heater placed? And if he is molting he could be under for months. Just resist the urge to dig.
I meant "towards the middle" sorry typo!

Thank you :)

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2 Tabby Cats: Peeka and Boo(10/2013)
3 Purple Pinchers: Bagel (11/2019), Schmear (11/2019), and Lox (12/2019)

Brand new owner of hermit crabs, I have never been around them and I'm learning a lot!

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