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Blood??

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by jeswwjd23, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. jeswwjd23

    jeswwjd23 (Small Crab)

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    a friend of mines crab has blood in the creases of the big pincher? what should she do? she's really new to crabbing and just told me this. i've never had a crab bleed so i don't know
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Do crabs even have blood?
     
  3. Kyxoan

    Kyxoan "Preparing For First Molt"

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    crabs have blood to my knowledge but they have an open circulatory system (no viens or blood canals) The blood however isn't red it is clear more of a cytoplasm than blood. (i think)
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    Hermit crab blood is called hemolymph and is used in open circulatory systems with no blood vessels but has a heart and a system of sinuses of which to transfer hemolymph. (It helps to pay attention in Biology):D
     
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    Jarrod Walls (Micro Crab)

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    Maybe it's not blood. Maybe she fed it something red that's stuck in it's pincher. lol.

    Just a suggestion.. I like to look on the brightside.
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    Actually I am pretty sure hermit crab hemolymph is a cyanish color. It proboubly isn't hemolymph because Hermit crabs usually get rid of the bleeding limb when hurt so they don't bleed to death.
     
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    its white hermie blood...........
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Ewww.Really?B/c I read somewhere hermies can't bleed @ all.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Ok,I found it.From Vanessa's land hermit crab
    Why doesn't the crab bleed to death?

    The crab does not lose blood because it instantly clots. A second membrane helps in closing the wound, creating a nub-like covering which develops into a limb bud.
     
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