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Moving molting crabs

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by cococrisp, May 6, 2009.

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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Now that I have 75 gallon and 8 crabs I think the time has come when I should know how to move a molting hermit crab. There is no way 8 crabs are going to be up at the same time. I know some of you with bigger tanks do that. It it possible you could show me how? I don't need anything now I'm just thinking that I might need to know later.
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    how many are down do you know? You need an ISO or another tank. I use plastic bowls (like you would get a betta fish in) if they are gooey to create a cave like feel for them and then stick them in a tank. If you have one and its just not done eating exo but looks ok then I stick in an ISO alone with a hut and keep darker.
    You have to playit by ear. If they are hard but not done eating some exo you can probably stick them in the tank. I use a scraper to empty out my sand so that helps me scoop them without touching them too much.
     
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    I don't have to do it now. I'll ask later when I do have to but now I sort of know howish. I have 2 ten gallon tanks with hoods and one with heating pad with me now. I have two others in storage that I can't get til summer.
     
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