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Sudden Death?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Hermit Crab Obituaries - In Memory Of "Skip".' started by HermitPaws, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Woke up today to find one of my unnamed crabs Crawling around and very hyper...... 1 hour later i found him laying on his side dead!!!!!!!
    next i decide to check the other crabs only to find that Speckle was dead as well!!!!!!!!!!

    ive redone my tank compeltely : new every thing Baked all wood
    no live plants, and what i think killed them : Organic baby food!!!!!!!!!!
    ( that was the only thing in the tank last night!!)

    RIP Unnamed crabby and Speckle!!!!!! :(
     
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    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    How sad, I can't believe it!! I am so sorry. What kind of organic baby food was it?
     
  3. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Within about a week, I lost 7 crabs. I think it was tainted food, maybe a virus. Last night I completely redid everything-new EE, new sand, boiled everything. The ones I have left seem totally fine today. And finally a day with NO DEATHS! I hope our luck changes.
    Very sorry for your losses. I'm sure they will be missed.
     
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    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Wow, maybe we should be changing food daily, I wonder if food that sits out too long will go bad. That seems very wierd. As for the baby food, I wonder what it does to the baby. Hermitpaws do you have any other crabs in the tat? Are they ok?
     
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    Im very sorry for your loss--its very frustrating when you dont know the reasons and all we can do is guess :(
     
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    Kris Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Sorry to hear about that. I hope everything is okay for the rest of your little guys.
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Hermit Paws

    I am very sorry for your loss. I doubt it was connected to the baby food. When you opened the top, did it pop? And did you refrigerate soon as it was opened? And there's a possibility it got tainted if it was left out too long. I think that's a problem with organic food. It has no preservatives so you can only use something for a short time.
     
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