It’s not the same

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It’s not the same

Post by mxxlane » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi guys. It’s been a long time since I posted. The last time I did my beloved E died. It’s been hard and I’m still sad over it, I miss him a lot. I still have my three PP’s but I’m looking for someone to adopt them, I’ve tried my best and I know this sounds terrible but when Biggie died my tank feels empty. I’ll miss Crab Cake since she’s the one I first got with Biggie, but I feel like they deserve more. I still cry over him and I know it sounds stupid but who knew you can love such a small creature. I feel awful for not feeling more to the other three because they haven’t done anything and I love them a lot, but when Biggie died I just don’t feel the same. It’s been months and I thought I’d move on but alas here I am. Sorry just needed to let it all out.Image


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Post by Xenocrab » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:48 pm

That's not silly or stupid at all! We love our crabbies too. We cry if they die or get sick. Our only remaining E lost all but one leg and has been getting hand fed every day since. I admire your strength. Thanks for letting it all out. I sometimes wonder if we are crazy for getting so emotional over these creatures, so it's nice to know we are not the only ones.

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:49 pm

I am in the same shoes, except for rehoming my crabs. Ever since I confirmed my E died, I have not been on HCA as much, and it seems like my crabs have noticed, lol. I wait an extra day to change food and water and my crabs are moving less, but they are still relatively active. He didn’t even last a year with me :(. I will never forget the haunting moment when I came across his buried shell in the substrate.
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Post by Xenocrab » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm

We were very fond of our Es. They are different. It's their personalities and attitudes. We are trying desperately to save the last one. They are exceptionally rare in our area.

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Post by mxxlane » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:53 pm

Xenocrab wrote:We were very fond of our Es. They are different. It's their personalities and attitudes. We are trying desperately to save the last one. They are exceptionally rare in our area.

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I’m glad I’m not alone. He was just so special, I wish the best for your E and I hope he does well!


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Post by mxxlane » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:54 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:I am in the same shoes, except for rehoming my crabs. Ever since I confirmed my E died, I have not been on HCA as much, and it seems like my crabs have noticed, lol. I wait an extra day to change food and water and my crabs are moving less, but they are still relatively active. He didn’t even last a year with me :(. I will never forget the haunting moment when I came across his buried shell in the substrate.

It’s been 8 months but I still cry when I think too much about it. It’s nice knowing I’m not the only one who feels distant from their other hermies. I hope I can find them a great home! They deserve better


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Post by Xenocrab » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm

Go to the adoption page here and I'm sure someone will adopt your 3 PPS. We rescued 11 back in January and will be adopting Mary's babies in July. We are maxed out at 5 tanks. They do take a lot of work and I think it's great that you want to re-home yours. My husband Motorcrab posts about Eddie almost every day. He's our struggling E. With any luck and a lot of love, hopefully he will grow back his legs and pinchers and return to full health

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Post by mxxlane » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Xenocrab wrote:Go to the adoption page here and I'm sure someone will adopt your 3 PPS. We rescued 11 back in January and will be adopting Mary's babies in July. We are maxed out at 5 tanks. They do take a lot of work and I think it's great that you want to re-home yours. My husband Motorcrab posts about Eddie almost every day. He's our struggling E. With any luck and a lot of love, hopefully he will grow back his legs and pinchers and return to full health

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Yes I posted in it! Fingers crossed I get a reply. They are a lot of work and with my heart not in it like it was it feels wrong to my others. Kudos to you for managing five tanks!


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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:06 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. I love all types of crabs, but es are my favorite. :)
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Post by mxxlane » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 am

GotButterflies wrote:I'm sorry for your loss. I love all types of crabs, but es are my favorite. :)
Thank you so much :)


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Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:12 am

It’s good to come here and let it out because we all understand and feel for you. I am so sorry you lost Biggie, he is a beautiful crab. I hope you feel better soon, maybe since you got to let it out you will feel better. They really claw their way into our hearts, that’s for sure. <3

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Post by purplepincher » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:16 pm

my buddys salt and arrow died of pps. i know how it feels. i still cry, and both didnt even last a month. rest in peace, guys. they will see each other in hermie heaven where all hermies have shells and plenty of food, water and space. i beleive that they are in a better place right now. you are not alone. i incourage you to addopt some crabs, redo the tank and just start from scratch. they will bring you joy. if you want, you can do what i do and name your new crabs after your old one, you can honer them that way. i named salsa after salt and acorn after arrow. you can do the same and your crabs will always be with you. sorry for the length of this, i just want you to know you are NEVER EVER EVER alone. PM me if you ever want to let everything out and i will listen. peace be with your crabs.
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Post by Princess R. » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:08 pm

I barely got to know Squirt before he died- probably of stress. But if one of my crabs which I'd had for a while died I can imagine the pain.

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