Creepy crabs......

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Creepy crabs......

Post by Maddamay32 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:56 pm

The first pic is a better focused image of the position I find my crabs in often. I first noticed this one crab sitting in this position, completely still for a long time. I checked back in on my tank a little later and noticed a few other crabs all sitting a tad bit extended out of their shells, completely still.
I've been watching them these last few days and the same 4 crabs are gathering together in the same location in the tank, sitting completely still.


I'm not worried about them I just think it's creepy (lol) and wonder if this behavior tells us anything. ImageImage

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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by Overmountain1 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm

At a guess, they’re all just comfortable not being hidden and are resting? Yeah it’s definitely kinda weird tho! I do wish I knew what they were ‘thinking’ sometimes!!


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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by Maddamay32 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 pm

It's like their all conspiring in a crab cult......

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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by CrabberWill » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:36 pm

It's like their all conspiring in a crab cult......
It's quite possible. Check your back yard for Cthulhu, just in case.

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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 pm

Maddamay32 wrote:It's like their all conspiring in a crab cult......

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I thought maybe it was like Stephen King's The Tommyknockers. The town starts going wacky when they find something strange buried in the woods...LOL

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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:45 pm

Maybe they are gossiping about you lol
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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by Maddamay32 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:47 pm

MauiMama wrote:Maybe they are gossiping about you lol
Exactly! Their talking about how they can overthrow me!

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Re: Creepy crabs......

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:11 pm

A mutiny!

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