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is my baby entombed?!

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by xAizaOnigirix, Nov 9, 2009.

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  1. xAizaOnigirix

    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    My baby, Hurly, has been down for a while, and i assume he's molting. I have a calcium-sand substrate mixed with a cocofiber soil substrate. The calcium sand apparently becomes brick-like when wet... Will the coco fiber help stop that? what should i do, my baby is down there.... what is he gets stuck? i don't want to dig him out and risk hurting him... but what should i do?!:confused::confused::(
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    The coconut fiber should help stop the brick-like qualities of wet-then-dried calcium sand. How long has he been down exactly?
     
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    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    umm... oh wow... about two weeks (feels like a lot more) and he keeps moving under my food dishes.... i don't know if he'll get stuck :(
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    If you have a mix it should be fine. How long have you had this crab?
    If he keeps moving then he isnt stuck i wouldnt worry too much
     
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    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    i've had him since early august/late july =] okay... i got really worried that he would get stuck when it was his time to resurface.... :( i do hope he comes up soon, waiting takes forever! i just wanna know that he'll be okay...
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Just wait until you have a 2 month molter...and some I've heard take up to 4-6 months (huge crabs, but still).
     
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    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    i will! it's just so hard =p
     
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