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Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by ww2boy101, Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. ww2boy101

    ww2boy101 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    ok i woke up today and i went to cheek my crabs and i noticed that one of the only had 2 legs and no claws what happened is he molting or did he get in a fight or some thing.
     
  2. msdiamonddawg

    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Did you just get your crab recently?

    Unfortunately, many of them suffer from PPS (post-purchase stress) and one of the signs of stress is losing limbs.

    Now having said that, do the legs that you found look hollow?

    Have you seen any aggression between your crabs before?
     
  3. ww2boy101

    ww2boy101 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    no and now there is only one leg left and i got the crabs like a week ago and they are not hallow
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    That does'nt look good.I would seprate them & put the hermie that has only one leg left in iso.So the other hermie can't do any damge/hurt the other.:) Hope it helps.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Sounds like he is suffering from a lot of stress. Unfortunately it doesn't look good for him. Just keep an eye on him and keep him comfortable...
     
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    ww2boy101 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    he lost his last leg and is jst sitting there i think he is gone i will leave him alone till tomarow and i think it might be becuse yesterday i was in a hermit crab contest out in the hot sun
     
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    ww2boy101 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    he is deid and thx for all the help guys
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Sorry for your loss ww2boy101... sometimes, no matter what we do, the stress is just too much for them. Good luck with your others and remember that we are here to help in any way we can!
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    R you sure he is dead?Did he fall out of his shell?Does he smell?There's a slight chance he has'nt passed.
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Sorry to hear about that!
     
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