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Lost big claw

Discussion in 'Isolation (ISO).' started by realizm, Sep 9, 2006.

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  1. realizm

    realizm Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post with a question/concern about one of my hermit crabs. I've had him for over a year now and today I noticed his big claw and little claw is missing! He had buried himself for awhile, maybe about 3 weeks or more and came out the other day. Today I got a good look at him and his claws are gone :( but he's eating a lot for the past two days by using his legs and bringing it up to his mouth. Is he ok? Should I isolate him? I keep the humidity pretty even in there about 70% + or so..
    Thanks.
     
  2. landhermie

    landhermie "Never Molted"

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    Do you use any cleaners or anything like that near the tank?
    Do you use chlorine water?

    You should ISO him.
     
  3. crazy4crabs

    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    i personally dont iso my crabs becuase i think it causes unneeded stress when you handle them alot. alos i think your crab will be fine. once he molts he will be back to new with his claw back.
     
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    landhermie "Never Molted"

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    Well, as long as he doesn't lose another one, he should be fine, but if he loses another, put him in an ISO.
     
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    crazy4crabs "Second Molt In Progress"

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    what are yor conditions? temp? substrate? other crabs?
     
  6. nancy

    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I think I would iso him too. Something is definately going on in your main tank to cause him to lose his clawa. While you're trying to discover it your crab could have a stress free molt in your iso. Just a thought.
     
  7. hermiecrab101

    hermiecrab101 (Micro Crab)

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    your crab may be stressted take him out daily from the cage and play with him see how he reacts
     
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    Shiya "Never Molted"

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    Actually, playing with your crab daily while they're already stressed could do much more harm than good. The best thing to do with a stressed crab is leave it alone.
     
  9. jess2mellow1

    jess2mellow1 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I have also had a crab that has lost his claws. First his big one was pulled off. I freaked out thought he was going to die. Thats how I found Hermit crabs-r-us. then when he molted he came up with a small claw. then his nexy molt he lost both again and now like a yearlater he has molted several times and his claw is just slightly smaller then the other crab his size. I never did ISO him. But I was wworried about him eating but you said yours is eating. my guess is that he will be okay.:)
     
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    ilovebeans "Never Molted"

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    Losing a big claw is...

    I read about this and it said it is fine to lose its claws but they can die because of it. So dont stress to much its fine.;)
     
  11. hermiecrab101

    hermiecrab101 (Micro Crab)

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    hermit crabs will grow there claws back dont worrie!
     
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