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Surprise, Surprise!!!

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by Crabaddict, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Wow! My medium strawberry, Cinna-bun, molted! I walked by the iso tank today only to find her topside! I'm so proud of her!!!  :straw:

    Here she is when I found her, sandy and all:

    Now, let's get a closer look and see how well she did for her mamma:


    She did wonderfully! She actually gained some color, this was her first molt with me  :cheer:
  2. Dell

    Dell Guest

    She looks beautiful! Congrats :blower: on the successful molt. I am so jealous of your straw! Here is to hoping my son and i get a couple at our next Petco trip. :)
  3. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    :thanks: I hope you do too! They are my favorites... sweet, active and I never got pinched by one!

    HERMEZ Moderator

    Dec 22, 2005
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    :eek:mg: CONGRATS that is wonderful!!  :straw: she looks great you should be proud
  5. vckums

    vckums Moderator

    Dec 20, 2005
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    Very cute!!  :kpics:
  6. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Ain't she?!?! Thanks guys, she ate a little bit and munched on some cuttlebone but dove under the sand again. She didnt go far down, I can still see her shell a little.
  7. Dell

    Dell Guest

    Is it amazing I have been crabbing for 4 years with no pinches?
  8. shmama

    shmama Guest

    :wub: AWWW, she's SO ADORABLE!  My straws are Very gentle with me too, even the Extra-large ones.  I love all my crabbies but my straws tend to socialize with me a lot & just seem to get used to people faster than the  PPs & Ruggies that I have.  As yet, I have not been pinched by any crab  since I started all this about a year ago (knock on wood- lol).  I don't handle them daily though, only when needed.  :straw: 
    ~ Crabaddict,  what type of sand or sand mix do you use in the ISO for molters?  :shmama:
  9. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Wow, you guys are lucky! Although, I didn't mean to sound as if I get pinch everyday all year round either. Just had a few cases where the crabs got the best of me. I also try to hold them well enough so I don't drop them. For example I dont pick them up using my thumb and index fingers alone, I use my whole hand to scoop them up.

    I use just plain ol' playsand I get from Toy r Us. The lighthouse brand (all 50 lbs of it in the 10gal) and I wet it down with salt water that was boiled and cooled.
  10. Wow!  She's beauty-ful!

  11. Beetlebug

    Beetlebug Guest

    so pretty!!!!!!!
  12. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Thank you  :huggies:
  13. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

    Nov 18, 2006
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    She looks great! Cinna-bun is such a cute name for a straw! Congrats!  :hermez2:
  14. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Wooo Hooo!  Congrats on the successful straw molt!  She looks wonderful, Dawling!!!! :straw:
  15. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Awww, thanks guys!  :airkiss:
  16. iluvhermies

    iluvhermies Guest

    :woohoo: Congrats on the molt. She is gorgeous. We never have straws at any of the pet stores here. I have been told all of mine are PP's but I think I have other species. Next bath time I am looking really close I have been studying characterists of each more in depth.

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