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New to forum --- is my crab dead?

Discussion in 'Emergency Care - 911.' started by tclemente, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. tclemente

    tclemente Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hello!
    I'm so glad I found this forum.   Over the weekend, I went to check on my daughter's Hermie's when I noticed Jake didn't pop back into his shell right away - he was 1/2 way out.  When I went to pick him up, he fell completely out of his shell. Scared the you know what out of me.
    I've never had this happen in the 2 years we've had him.  There was no "fishy" smell.  There still isn't after a 3 days.  

    Is he dead?  [​IMG]

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Mckenny

    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Hello, and welcome to the Forum!  :flower:

    I'm so sorry about the little guy.
    Has he moved any at all in those three days?  Did he go back in his shell?
     
  3. sirenequidanse

    sirenequidanse (Micro Crab)

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    welcome, hope your hermie has gone back into its shell. :welcome: :scream:
     
  4. tclemente

    tclemente Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Thanks for the replies!  I appreciate the support.

    NO, he has not moved or anything since Sunday.
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Sigh...that doesn't sound too good.  Are his eyes bright or his antennae moving at all?
    If not, he may have died.  Is there a foul smell in the crabitat? 
     
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    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    yes, if there is a strong over whelming dead animal smell and he is falling apart, he's dead :( he prob was stressed or could of had something wrong with him and the move from tank to tank proved to much for him.
     
  7. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Hi, I'm New Here!

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    poor thing, :crybaby2:
    good luck next time :crybaby2:
    he had a good life with you, not in some crappytat with gravel, fed hemrie food every day had hardly any spare shell, and the ones that were spare were painted and had no hiding place.
    :welcome: :straw:
     

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