I, an idiot, got one of those crabs from a suvinier shop, thinking I’d be able to take it back home as an easy pet! I’ve read so much on them and now I understand that they require some maintainance and I will take care of it best I can. But the problem here, is that I DROPPED IT. He was climbing on my arm and fell a few feet onto the ground. A few minutes later one leg fell off, not a pincer. He didn’t move at first, but he’s wiggling around a little bit now. The cage he’s in has some food and apple pieces I cut up earlier, water, and gravel. I will get him a bigger container and sand ASAP but it’s not available right now. Please help me, I don’t want him to die because of my mistakes.
Info: I think it’s male Purple Pincer Painted shell that I’ll get a new one for asap, Stupid wire cage that I’ll replace I’m not sure how to measure crabs, but when he’s crawling, hes about two inches wide from claw to claw
Posts: 345 How Many Crabs Do You Have?: My son currently has sixteen LHC. We take care of them as a family, but they are most definitely "his crabs".Buster (M), Tiki (UNK), Lulu (UNK), Bejamin (M), Axle (UNK), Trista (UNK), Elliot (UNK), Tinsel (F) Registered: Mar 13, 2013 15:59:26 GMT -5
Make the changes as quickly as you possibly can and offer honey and cuttlebone for healing. Please read the available information, a little every day will keep you from getting overwhelmed.
Sach passed away and this site has not been very active since. She does have a Facebook page that is still active and one of the members here, Jennifer Hines, started a page also, Care and Keeping of Hermit Crabs.
kitty: Not much activity in my tank. One morning I got up and it looked like a tornado went through it. Water bowls tumbled, food dishes upside down. Fixed it all up and have been waiting eversince. ! Nothing. DARN !!
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kitty: Just checking in. Monday March 22 10:40 Pm Chicago time.
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crablet: Winter? We haven't had summer yet!
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Sach-Crabministrator: Answers to the most common questions can be found in our quick links box on the left side of each page!
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Sach-Crabministrator: I've now shut down the Facebook group so I can focus on the forum!!
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Deleted: I sent in a Adoption Template but don't see it on the board... ?
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Deleted: Where do the hermmies put their eggs for hatching??
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Curlz: ... anyone flying to Germany?? With compessus or variabilis in baggage?
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