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 #2295787


Rinkaoru
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 I did something terrible :(

so, I have this large hermit crab named Iggy. and I noticed this morning there was a grey lifeless body hanging part way out of his shell, I thought he was dead. so I picked up his shell and scooped the body out (it fell right out) but something diddn’t seem right. the body just like crumbled and fell apart. and it really freaked me out. and then I looked inside his shell and I saw little red legs tucked inside and they were moving. he was molting. I read you are never supposed to disturb a molting crab. I buried him completely in the sand. but I think it’s too late. I think I killed him :( and I feel so bad for being so dumb. is there anything I can do?



04/17/13  07:37am

 #2295836


The Lone Glider
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  Message To: Rinkaoru   In reference to Message Id: 2295787


 I did something terrible :(

Just leave it alone. There is a chance it could still survive.. Just don’t mess with it for the recommended time period and see what happens. There is always a chance it could be alive. and don’t beat yourself up about it. Everyone makes mistakes. Just learn from it to prevent it from happening again. keep your head up and be positive.



04/17/13  10:51pm

 #2296419


Rinkaoru
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  Message To: The Lone Glider   In reference to Message Id: 2295836


 I did something terrible :(

just thought I’d update. sadly. the next moring I found Iggy dead with another crab in his shell. my other large crab kinger I think killed him and took his shell. rest in peace iggy. :(



04/28/13  10:07am

 #2300093


Chrissie12
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  Message To: Rinkaoru   In reference to Message Id: 2296419


 I did something terrible :(

its ok just next time when he burried like that leve him alone and alayays rember to have substrate 3 time youre largest crab.



07/31/13  11:38am

 #2300100


Chrissie12
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  Message To: Chrissie12   In reference to Message Id: 2300093


 I did something terrible :(

and as a matar a fact my hermit crab is molt hes ben at it for 2 days now



07/31/13  11:49am

 #2315723


Maddy2646a
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  Message To: Rinkaoru   In reference to Message Id: 2295787


 I did something terrible :(

Never bury a hermit crab!! I did this and soon after read if u bury them they have a 95% chance of dying!! They dig their own tunnels special to breathe. Now just leave him alone. Cause I left mine alone and the next morning he was unburied and laying just in a hole uncovered. His brother might’ve done it or himself. Make sure they have heating lamps And leave him alone!!!!!



11/15/15  11:49am


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