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Salt Bath/Checking for Mites

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by Dezzi7, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Dezzi7

    Dezzi7 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hello, I have a question about giving a salt bath. The crab this is about is the same one from the thread "Got My Neighbor's Crab."

    It's been a while since I've given a salt bath, and I can't remember the strength of salt I use for it. It seems like I gave a very mild-salt bath, but I am checking for mites too, so I want to do it right.

    After the salt bath, do I also give him a dip in a fresh bath to rinse?
    Will I see the mites in the water? Will they be moving? Is just one salt bath enough? I mean, if I don't see any, then is it safe to assume there are no mites?

    I've looked him over, and I haven't seen anything, but I just want to be sure before he goes in the tank with my other crabs.
    He is missing a limb, but I can see a bud where the leg should be, so I am thinking he will molt soon.

    Thanks so much for any help~!
     
  2. timebandit

    timebandit (Large Crab)

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    I would give a dble strength salt bath. You should be able to see the mites in the water if hes got them. Rinse with fresh water.
     
  3. Dezzi7

    Dezzi7 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Okay great~! Thanks so much:)
     

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