What are your crabs up to?

Where we discuss the behavior of our hermit crabs, as in fights, pecking orders, shell swaps, etc. Please post all naked-crab posts in the Emergency forum.

Lephantome92
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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Lephantome92 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:39 am

After showing no signs of being in pre molt, one of my pps just molted on the surface


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by AndyCrabby » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:59 pm

My little demons disguised as pets decided they would break their cocohut ladderImage

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Bean2011 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:51 am

My newbie Malibu decided to dig a small cave by the front of the tank. She comes out to drink and eat and returns to her little hole lol. I wish she'd just bury and molt already!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Just Jay » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:49 am

So a short while ago i took home two male crabs. One just smaller than my two females and one tiny, smaller than my smallest female. [Total of 5 in a 40gl long now. In size order Hermionie/f, RoxSand /f, Eugene/m, Tina/f and Herman/m]

Second day everyone went under. .... crabs. :? ...lol :hlol:
Finally i have three up. Herman first to come up and changing shells all the time. Like small shells are scattered everywhere. boy is a mess. Already looks bigger too and has gone from brown to a happy red and maroon. So Ican't pretend to be mad.

The other two are larger crabs.... couldn't see the second at all so I'm just guessing on the third crab. But that crab is in a HUGE shell. I've been measuring all my shells looking for Hermionie and RoxSands next sizes up; so I know it's an inch and something which should be in a next molt up for at least my big girls very soon maybe even Eugene if he really needed one. The thing still looks huge. It's a Mexican turbo that everyone looks at and tries on. [Like this shell must have money in it even little Herman went in it, in his shell]. Sitting on my hand is the size of my palm. I've seen this shell and crab up for three days. So last night i swapped food and wanted a better look. I put my hand in, hermit doesn't react at all [meaning is probably Hermionie or Eugene, my brave crabs], I pick it up it tucks in. ... and i can barely see the crab. It's using its big claw and a bit of its legs as a door. but the crab can move it! And without problem that I've seen. I've seen it climbing and turning the chola wood to eat the millet and fish stuck in. Drinking and eating on all tank sides. Wonder if it's ok. Probably just crabs being crazy.

I have a video but can't post or idk how. Lol.


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by MooneyFamily » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:02 pm

Indigo has made an epic, upsidedown appearance in a beautiful Naples shell! Haven't seen her in quite some time, but she's looking gorgeous as ever! Tried to get a good body pic, she's so blue inside of that shell! ImageImage

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Giner13 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:16 pm

So I knew Jack had gone down as he was under for about 4 weeks. But I found him up last night looking fresh!!! I wonder if the eclipse had anything to do with it...? Wish I'd had a video camera on the tank during it lol

Still no signs of Peanut!!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Honeycloud6744 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:46 pm

Congratulations on your molter coming up! :)
Seven beautiful PPs! David (Davidella)F, Adam M, Goliath M/F, Eve M/F, Mary M/F, Joseph M/F, and Moses M/F.

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Giner13 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:55 am

Honeycloud6744 wrote:Congratulations on your molter coming up! :)
Thanks!! He's so random too lol
He's molted for 5 months before so this was super short!!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Just Jay » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:29 am

Giner13 wrote:
Honeycloud6744 wrote:Congratulations on your molter coming up! :)
Thanks!! He's so random too lol
He's molted for 5 months before so this was super short!!


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Haha that is the worst! One of my females is always like that! So frustrating when the other two have always been pretty regular and as they got bigger just a bit longer. RoxSand does what she wants on her own time. Wonder how my two new boys will be...

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Lephantome92 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:45 am

Turns out two of my straws really like organic peanut butter. They're practically taking turns lording over the dish enjoying it


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Giner13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:05 am

Yum!!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Honeycloud6744 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:02 pm

That sounds adorable!
Seven beautiful PPs! David (Davidella)F, Adam M, Goliath M/F, Eve M/F, Mary M/F, Joseph M/F, and Moses M/F.

A great educational hermit crab website. http://www.hermitcrablanding.com/

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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Giner13 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:11 am

Haha so I dreamed last night that I went digging for Peanut & found him huge & molted. But the I had to pull him out of the tank as hundreds of tiny ants had made a nest inside!!! Freaky dream!!!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Honeycloud6744 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:22 am

Lol! That is a crazy dream!
Seven beautiful PPs! David (Davidella)F, Adam M, Goliath M/F, Eve M/F, Mary M/F, Joseph M/F, and Moses M/F.

A great educational hermit crab website. http://www.hermitcrablanding.com/

Crabbing for over 2 years!


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Re: What are your crabs up to?

Post by Giner13 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:16 pm

Oh it certainly was!!!


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