MY BABY PP IS ALIVE!!!!

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MY BABY PP IS ALIVE!!!!

Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 am

So, when I was setting up the 55, I had 4 purple pinchers. 2 large, 1 medium, and 1 tiny. They were in a 20 gal long. I had added all my substrate and stuff, and I apparently miscounted. I thought I had removed them all before I started transferring the substrate from the 20 to the 55 (I add their old substrate to give them a "familiar smell) but I came across my baby PP. He was buried at the absolute bottom in the back corner. He was the one that buried immediately after I adopted, but I thought he had surfaced already.
I immediately placed him in the 55 with the others, stopped everything and covered the tank with a blanket. I was terrified I had killed him. The next morning I counted and the 2 large and 1 medium were up, my tiny buried again. So i waited. I just KNEW I had killed him, but lo and behold I came home from work this morning and HE'S UP! AND he's in a new shell!!!!!!! I now have 4 PPs up and 2 Es buried!
Anyways,he changed into a murex too! (Is that what theyre called??) It's way too big for him, but I'm just glad he's up and alive!!!!! ImageImage

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:17 am

:banana: :clap:
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Post by fandt94 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Yay! So glad it’s still alive!!I have one that’s in a shell like that too...I was surprised because it seems far to heavy but despite all the other shells I have (and that he/she checked out)...it’s still in that very same shell lol. I ordered a couple more like it to see if it prefers that type haha
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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:30 pm

fandt94 wrote:Yay! So glad it’s still alive!!I have one that’s in a shell like that too...I was surprised because it seems far to heavy but despite all the other shells I have (and that he/she checked out)...it’s still in that very same shell lol. I ordered a couple more like it to see if it prefers that type haha
I only have a couple like this, but PLENTY of rounds available. This one is too big, because when he pulls in you can barely see him, but he's happy and healthy!

Here's what he's doing as of a few hours ago

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Post by HHIhermies1004 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:44 pm

Happy dance!! Yessssss!


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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Noice! What a story! Glad he is okay!

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:46 pm

Yay! Cute! :)
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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:10 pm

Thanks y'all. I definitely learned to be more careful. This one had a great outcome but I got lucky and my guy is a trooper. He's enjoying the bigger tank and his friends

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