New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:25 pm

So I came across these berries today while walking the dog and wondering what they are and if they are safe for the crabs. I'll poke around online to see if I can identify them but y'all know a lot of plants by sight so I figured it could t hurt to ask Image

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by fantasybookworm » Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:56 pm

They look like raspberries or blackberries to me.

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by soilentgringa » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:03 pm

Possibly unripe mulberries. Were they on a vine or a tree? Mulberries grow on trees...

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:07 pm

Vine/bush...low to the ground and for sure not on a tree. The berries don't seem to have gotten much bigger or changed color in at least several weeks.


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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:13 pm

Looked online and I'm 99.9% sure they're red raspberries.


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Post by soilentgringa » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:28 pm

Cool!

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by Nia » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Yes they look like raspberries to me as well. They used to grow on my grandparents property all over from dark blue, red/pinkish, to white. My cousins n I used to sit at the bushes n gobble them up when we were little :lol:.
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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:58 am

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Watching the hermit crab channel. Every time he hears a click from the tank he sits mesmerized Image


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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by Nia » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:02 am

Lol yours to huh? Lol mine re happy if they are in the tat they will walk up and watch but out side of the tat they run scared once the crabs move :hlol:.
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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:49 am

Mine are too dumb to be afraid lol I have 3 and that one there is intensely interested if there's a crab out of the tank. I have 1 crab that is not deterred by a curious cat so it's pretty funny to watch them


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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:55 pm

Discovered my first death today. One of the new guys I'd brought home a couple of weeks ago seemed totally dormant...hadn't dug down but hadn't seen any evidence of his shell moving at all for over a week. Decided today to bite the bullet and picked up the shell only to find maggots crawling around inside and no crab. Thinking he might have changed shells without me noticing I gently rinsed the shell out with de chlorinated water and a little piece of crab body came out


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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by Kleinerhejhog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:30 pm

Oh, no. So sorry. :( Hugs!

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Post by Nia » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:11 am

Awww sorry to hear that.
Mom to: 2 Kids,4 PP's, Cats, 1 Dogs, and whatever else gets put on my doorstep. (Box on doorstep. Hubby says,"Did you order anything?" I say "no". He says, "go get it, I don't want to know." Even tho he always ends up loving it or at least accepting it lol.)

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:14 pm

I'm sorry. *hug*

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Re: New (ish) crab owner w/ a few questions

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:23 pm

Thanks ️ Now I just have to resist the urge to go poking around to find everyone else and see if they are ok.


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