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destressing period too long?

Discussion in 'Isolation (ISO).' started by crazeecrabber103, Oct 11, 2005.

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  1. crazeecrabber103

    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    My new micro has been buried in the ISO tank for about...18 days.Is this normal?I'm starting to think that the poor thing didn't make it.[​IMG]
     
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    happy_crabbies (Micro Crab)

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    I have a new little one who has been under for about 4 weeks now. I can see him move when I look under the tank...
    So there is hope [​IMG]
     
  3. Selkhet

    Selkhet Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I have wondered about this, too. Two of my hermies went down right away and have not come back up since. It's only been a week, but I worry about them. If they have died, would I be able to smell them while they're buried? [​IMG]
     
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    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    Thanks for the help happy_crabbies.I feel so relieved!

    Selkhet~
    If it's only been a week,then I'm sure they're fine.I really don't know if you'd be able to smell them if they're buried...that question had puzzled me too. [​IMG]Hmmm...I wonder...
     
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    moire_eel "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I usually haven't been able to smell dead crabs under the substrate. But to be honest, it doesn't really hurt anything to leave them under there, so it's better to err on the side of not hunting for missing crabs until you just have to.

    I had a very tiny PP stay buried for five weeks, starting about a week after I got him. He decided to molt as well as de-stress as it turned out. I have a large PP that's almost always buried even now, and I got him in January! As far as I can tell, he goes down and stays down as long has he can stand it, then refuels and goes down again.
     
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    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    The micro didn't make it.[​IMG] I found him dead in the corner a few days ago.
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Sorry about that[​IMG].
     
  8. ashleigh

    ashleigh "First Molt In Progress"

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    SORRY [​IMG] about micro Crazeecrabber103 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. crazeecrabber103

    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    Thanks...but it's okay.These crabs are just going to come and go.You can't expect ALL of them to live.
     
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