How long have you had the crab(s) in question? 4 DAYS Do you know what species they are? NOT A CLUE Did you/Do you isolate new crabs? WELL, YES. HE'S IN THE "CRAB CARRIER" WE GOT FROM THE FESTIVAL. BUT NOT MUCH LONGER - I'M GOING TO BUY HIM THE PROPER SUPPLIES TODAY! (I'm total new to this and had no clue til I read up on it today) Tank Size: Lid Type: PLASTIC LID WITH AIR HOLES (critter carrier, I think) Placement of tank in your home: Substrate Used (moist or dry & depth): SAND, MOIST, about 2" Type of Gauges: Strip/Analog/Digital :-( NONE, YET. Did you test your humidity gauge for accuracy? Placement of Gauges: Temperature and Humidity levels in your tank: Degrees % NOT SURE. I KEEP A DAMP CLOTH OVER THE TOP OF THE CARRIER LID AND HAVE A 20w LAMP HOVERING OVERHEAD. Heating Source (if UTH how much of the tank does it cover and how much substrate is over it): UV LAMP. Lighting Source (type bulbs & wattage): 20W UV LAMP Do you have at least one area for each crab to hide? EEK...NOT REALLY. Is there any metal in your tank? NO. What types of climbing things/toys do you have in your tank? ONE LARGE SHELL, 3 SMALLER SHELLS. (The carrier is just too small.) What type of water do you use (dechlorinated tap/spring water)? BOTTLED WATER. If you use dechlorinating drops-which kind? Do your provide fresh and salt water? If yes, what type of salt mix do you use? EEK! NO! SALT WATER? OH BOY.... Do you provide dishes for water or just sponges? HAVE A SHELL THAT I'VE BEEN WASHING DAILY W/SPRING WATER. How many extra shells do you have for each crab? 1 SO FAR. Did you boil the shells prior to putting them in the tank? YES. (Thank goodness.) Do you bathe your crabs? If yes, how often and what do you use to bathe them in? Do you only handle your crabs with clean hands? YES How often do you handle them? TRIED 3 TIMES. Have they been exposed to toxins such as chemical/cleaning fumes, perfume, spray deodorant, etc? NO. Do you allow your crabs to exercise outside the tank? TRIED ON DAY 3 W/NO RESPONSE. What types of foods do you feed? SO FAR TRIED APPLES, LETTUCE, WHEAT BREAD, CRACKER AND GROUND BOILED EGGSHELLS. What do you use as a calcium supplement? EGGSHELLS, SO FAR. (Plan to buy calci-sand today, if he's going to survive) HELP! We just "won" this poor guy at a festival over the weekend and brought him home with no more instruction than: spritz it with water once a day and feed it anything a human would eat except citrus. I read lightly on care and put a heat lamp over his carrier and a damp cloth for humidity. HOWEVER...My poor crab has been pretty lethargic and I pulled it out last night to see if it was alright. After holding him in my hand for about 10 minutes, he came out and started moving about oddly. I noticed he couldn't stand well and kept falling over on his left side. Then, this morning, I came to check on him and his large claw and a leg have broken off. (Yes, I understand now that it's from stress and he's not molting.) He's partially out of his shell and I've been reading for 4 hours on care for this poor thing w/no info on something critical: Is he dying and can I save him? I'm on a mission to run out and buy everything I need to put this guy in a proper environment, but does anyone know if it's too late? If not, I'm making a mad dash now...my son thinks he's sleeping...and I want that to be the case and don't want to lose this poor guy!