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Timone & Pumba

Discussion in 'Hermit Crab Obituaries - In Memory Of "Skip".' started by crabbyclaws, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Timone and pumba died yesterday, that is why i joined this forum(to find what i am doing wrong and correct it)
    they were purple pinchers my first hermit crabs!
    i miss them so much!
     
  2. msdiamonddawg

    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Sorry for your loss. Did you have them long? Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We will be glad to answer!
     
  3. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    i had them for almost a year, not all that long:(
     
  4. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Ok if you can use the data sheet that is posted at the top of the 911 forum and give us all the information on your tank and such we may be able to tell you or atleast get an idea of what might have happened to your crabs.
     
  5. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    will do!
    ty
     
  6. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Do you know what species they are?pps

    Did you/Do you isolate new crabs?yep

    Tank Size:12g

    Lid Type:wire with saranwrap over all but one corner to increase humidity

    Placement of tank in your home:Warm upstairs room

    Substrate Used (moist or dry & depth):Sand, slightly moist 3 inches

    Type of Gauges: Strip/Analog/Digital: Dont really know its round, have one for humidity and temp

    Did you test your humidity gauge for accuracy?yuppers

    Placement of Gauges:inside tank

    Temperature and Humidity levels in your tank: 80 Degrees 70%

    Heating Source (if UTH how much of the tank does it cover and how much substrate is over it): none

    Lighting Source (type bulbs & wattage):none

    Do you have at least one area for each crab to hide?yup

    Is there any metal in your tank?no

    What types of climbing things/toys do you have in your tank?mangrove wood and cocohut

    What type of water do you use (dechlorinated tap/spring water)?dechlorinated tap

    If you use dechlorinating drops-which kind?

    Do your provide fresh and salt water? If yes, what type of salt mix do you use?instant ocean

    Do you provide dishes for water or just sponges?

    How many extra shells do you have for each crab? 3

    Did you boil the shells prior to putting them in the tank?yup

    Do you bathe your crabs? If yes, how often and what do you use to bathe them in? once a week. dechlorinated water

    Do you only handle your crabs with clean hands?yup

    How often do you handle them?once a week

    Have they been exposed to toxins such as chemical/cleaning fumes, perfume, spray deodorant, etc?no

    Do you allow your crabs to exercise outside the tank?yup

    What types of foods do you feed?organic

    What do you use as a calcium supplement? cuttlebone
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  7. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    How many crabs dop you have in your tank??
    I cant see anything wrong it might just have been something that stressed them out. That can happen from alot of things the most common ive seen is people having there hermies out for more then 15mins at a time and them suffocating. One thing i would suggest is having your tank humidity at 75-80%. I hope all goes well with your other crabs and im very sorry for your loss.
     
  8. crabbyclaws

    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    there were 2 hermit crabs in the takn and i never take them out for more than 10min!:eek:
    See why I am so stumped about what happend!!!!!!!!!!:(Ill raise the humidity!
    thanks again
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I cant think either it could have been anything i hope you dont have anymore problems!
     
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    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    How did you find them, did they die on the surface or down in a molt? Can you tell me what foods you've been feeding them. Perhaps there was something lacking in their diet. Hope to hear from you soon, and I'm very sorry for your loss.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    surface not molting gtg il right about diet in about 1:30h
     
  12. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    maybe they had a shell fight with eachother were they close to the same in size?
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    yup but were all ways best friends!If i took one out the other would sulk ext!they were so adorable!

    At that moment i had cornmeal and eggshells for them to eat plus cuttle bone but also feed them fruits vedgies and shrimp, crackers lots more plus organic popcorn as a treat.
    from what you have heard to you think its my falt they died?(i am scared to bye more incaise it is!:( )
    Oh, and itsy, you said to raise the humidity so i am makinhg a DYS humidifyer.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    It is possible it was a shell fight they can happen unexpectadly even if they seem to be best of friends it is instinct for them to want a good fitting and protecting home. Thats great crabbyclaws youll also notice more activity from your crabs! Dont be scared to get more crabs we all make mistakes, ive had 3 deaths but that was within 3 days of me getting the crabs, so im guessing it was from PPS.
     
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    BestPet "Never Molted"

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    I'm so sorry for your loss I just lost my biggest one Beckum and I miss him so much.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    How are you holdin up about the loss?
     
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    Hermie's rule "Second Molt In Progress"

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    How soon did you get them? It could be Post purchase Syndrome or if you bathe them it coulda killed them.
     
  18. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    From what i understand she had them for awhile. And bathing your crabs doesnt kill them i used to bathe mine once a week and had no problems, so please try not feeding people false information.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Well, I respectfully disagree Itsy. There is GREAT debate when it comes to bathing a crab, so this is JUST MY OPINION - don't hurt me anyone! :), but to me, crabs get active after a bath because they are stressed, not because they like it. I can't imagine being turned on your back (which is already unnatural) and being asked to flush out your shell is a happy time, or being dunked in some tupperware up to your eyeballs with no way to escape (again, strictly my opinion).

    Too much of any kind of stress on a crab is not a good thing (especially during the first month when they are still trying to destress) so, in the end who knows what happens after a period of time. Can't really say it is false information ...
     
  20. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    but its not considered tru either i agree with you it is a very debated issue I choose not to bathe my crabs anymore because i have put in dishes deep enough for them to bathe themselves. So i agree with you it can stress them out, but what i was trying to get across is that it hasnt been proven that bathing kills them.
     
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