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Bugs!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by Laughs O Lot, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I saw like a billion bugs in my hermit crab tank!!! :eek: I dug up Sherbert and Lou-Lou and put them in the new tank with sand and stuff, but Crusty is molting!! What should I do? I saw a tiny worm like thing right by him! Oh my gosh I'm so scared! I saw him move, which is good. I think he's eating the exo. Should I dig him up? I'm going to boil everything. Please help!
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    worm thing???
    I would ask a MOD.
    in my opinon,leave him be if not done molting. otherwis, that worm thing might eat him alive if hes pink.....??? Good luck.
    hey what type of subtrate are you using?
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I'm using eco earth. I don't see the worm thing anymore. Most of the bugs went away after I took everything out. I think they came because stupid me decided to leave the same food in the food dish because everybody was digging, so there was no point in feeding them. I should have at least cleaned it out, though.
     
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    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    Was it fresh food? could it be plain old flys maggots?
     
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    Take all the crabs and give them baths so they won't infect anything or anyone. Once Crusty done molting give him a bath.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I gave Sherbert and Lou-Lou baths but i'm not sure if it was lon enough. Is two mintues okay? I think the food was peanut butter, baby food, and some kind of veggie. I have no idea what kind of bugs they were. They were all small, and most could fly. Fleas, maybe?
     
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    calm down :)- if they fly they they could be nats or fruit flies- not to worry. Of course you want to get rid of them but try not to disturb the molter but work around him. Fleas jump they dont fly.
     
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    deedeeiam "First Molt, A Success"

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    Fleas don't make worms that you can see tho. I don't think fruit flies do either, do they?
     
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    Not all flew. Some just crawled in the EE. But maybe they were the same ones that flew but I didn't realize? Are mites ever gray? Most of them went away but some are still in the tank. Crusty seems to be doing good. :) I can see him moving his legs around. I can't tell if he ate at all, though.
    I boiled/ soaked the stuff and put it in the 20gallon. I put some sand, so now I just need to put in some new EE. Sherbert and Lou-Lou are having a lot of fun climbing and exploring. :) One good thing came out of the bugs: it gave me a push to start setting up my new tat. But one thing I boiled (Crabworx Hotel) is painted and it started to chip. :( Is there any way I could stop the chipping and still use it? It was a birthday present.
     
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    booklice are most likely the non flying ones- they love my tank and are in it all the time. BUt they love EE so since that is what you have dont be surprised- I hate all bugs except lady bugs and butterflies :)
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Those bugs did look like booklice. When Crusty comes up, how long do I wait before I give him a bath to check for bugs?
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I'm not sure, but I think about until his color is fully back.
     
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    if they are not mites then dont stress the crabs!!
     
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    Now everybody is in the 20gallon. All the bugs disappeared. So you could close the thread if you want to.
    Thanks everybody for your help! :)
     
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