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  1. Chuck_Norris

    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Last night, I had a naked guy running around. So I took him and his shell out, rinsed his shell in dechlorinated water, and placed him and his shell in a cup to try to get him to go in to it. I waited for a while and he wouldn't go in the cup, so I stuck him and his shell in iso so he could have the proper temps and humidity. I figured he'd change back in to his shell (or another shell) shortly and go back in the main tank. I found him this morning, still naked, laying next to about four shells that would have fit him perfectly. I don't know what happened. He had freshly molted, too... he was still really pink... but for some reason he dug up, naked. I definitely feel like I should have handled it differently, but I'm still not sure what I should have done. Well it's too late for all of that now... he's gone... and I'll just have to pray that it never happens again.
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    And the bad streak continues...
    Very sorry. Hang in there.
     
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    sorry Chuck- I just lost 2 also this week when I did my deep cleans.
    The stress was probably just too much for him
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I think if a crab digs up naked it's a sign that something went wrong with the moult. If that's the case, you certainly did every thing you could do to save him. I'm sorry you lost hime.
     
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    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    What is the deal. Why are we all loosing so many crabs, I don't get it. I hate to keep bringing up the IN THE WILD thing, but do you think that winter is just hard on crabs? Does anyone remember loosing more in the winter? I am really digging deep to find out an answer. I don't know about any of you, but it seems harder to keep the heat and humidity just right in the cold Michigan climate.
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    :(I can't believe this is continuing. Chuck...I probably would have done the same thing. I do believe the emerging naked thing was a sign that something was terribly wrong. I'm so sorry!
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I live in Florida, so 'winter' doesn't exist here. And I'm still losing them.
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yeah, I thought about the "winter" theory also. But as Hildegarde said, not all of us experience "winter" and are still suffering losses. I just don't understand it.
     
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    Yadokari (Small Crab)

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    Have you done a really hardcore deep clean yet? I don't understand why your crabs just keep popping like that. Maybe there's some disease(s) in there.
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I don't think all of us having losses have "disease" in our tanks! And Chuck just did a deep clean. I thing we're just having some really bad luck--that hopefully has to end soon!
     
  11. Chuck_Norris

    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Wow. Ummm... yeah, I did. I mentioned it, actually. There aren't any diseases in the tank... thanks, though.
     
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    Yadokari (Small Crab)

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    Aw :( I'm sorry about the large amounts of losses lately! That goes to everyone who has been losing and losing.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I just lost 4,hermies this winter sadly & I've been crabbing for 2,years now. I used to have 2,tanks (One for the tiny crabs & a bigger one for the larger crabs) Well my brother bought me a brand new 20,gallon long. I then decided to put all of my hermits in one tank instead of having to have to water & feed 2,tanks when all of them could fit in one. Ever since then the little ones have been attacked. :( Or they died because,of shell fights. :( I have a large variety of shells in my tank. Different size,shape,&&& types. I don't get it?!!? Sorry for blabing guys.
     
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