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Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by kikee, Jun 2, 2009.

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  1. kikee

    kikee (Micro Crab)

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    I got a call from a friend of mine who is a vet nurse. She told me about this lady who came to the vet clinic holding an ice-cream container.
    Inside were two hermies. The lady said she got the crabs for the daughter and now doesnt want them anymore.
    Well my friend didnt know what to do, as they cant keep hermies at a vet clinic. So she got straight on the phone to me asking if I could give the little guys a home.
    Lucky I had just an ISO about two days before.
    I told her not to worry and drove to the clinic to pick them up.
    The poor little things were so shy and sitting in the ice-cream container.

    Here they are, Ive called them Lipton and Lemming

    Lipton (slowly getting more active)
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    Lemming (still very shy)
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    What Im wondering is how long should I keep them in ISO for.
    As I didnt know what conditions they came from Ive kept the humdity and temp low.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Congrats with the new crabs.:)
    You should keep them in ISO for a month. You should start with a lowish humidity level of maybe 70-75%. I don't know what the conditions are of your tank but work up the humidity to your own level.
    Good Luck.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Congrats! :) They are so adorable! By the end of the month, probably they will hardly be shy at all! :) You should start off either what cococrisp said or a little lower, since it sounds like they came from bad conditions.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    That's what I was thinking but I don't know the humidity levels of Australia.... You can't really assume though. SOmetimes people are just really really urgent and they cant help it.
     
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