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naked crab

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by allyx0x0x, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. allyx0x0x

    allyx0x0x Hi, I'm New Here!

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    i was cleaning out the tank, so i took out all my crabs and i found one naked no were near a shell. shes still alive and moving

    what should i do??
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    It's okay! Don't freak. Just put the naked crabbie in an isolation tank with some food and water, a shelter, and several boiled shells. The crab probably came out of its shell because the shell was dirty or uncomfortable. Wash the shell out several times with warm water. Then give it back to the crab.
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Isolate the shelless guy at once, like Alex said. Rinse the shell and re-offer it, along with a bunch of shells of various sizes and shapes (nothing way too huge or too small, but some a little bigger or a little smaller just in case it wants a change) and give it some peace and quiet (i.e. don't sit there and watch!) I hope it works!
     
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