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Wooooo Hoooooo!!!! WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by *Kathy*, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Yesterday, I saved a freshly molted Indo baby from Petco.  He/she had JUST molted, and most of the exo was still intact.  When I saw him yesterday, he looked like he was missing ALL of this limbs, other than the BP, which was stuck out at a weird angle. :(   Of course I had to bring him home....couldn't just leave him there so soft & vulnerable, right?

    I figured if he was going to die, he would do so in the peace of my warm and moist ISO tank....not in a tankfully of hungry pet store crabs.

    So tonight, while I was on the phone with wickenannabella, I saw the most wonderful site!  I noticed that he had at least two limbs on his left side.  Those, coupled with the BP I already knew he had, spelled "survival"!!!  I was SOOOOOO excited!!!  So, when I was sprinkling some powdered cuttlebone mixed with spirulina onto his exo, I decided to sneek a picture....and guess what???  He actually has TWO walking legs on his RIGHT side, too!  That means that the most he could be missing is either 1 walking leg or the feeder pincher.  Either way, that spells wonderful news!  :dancin:

    So now, the poor baby Indo that I thought sure only had a BP left with no other limbs, and death was almost certain, may indeed survive!  He is definately eating his cuttlebone & exo, so that is a good sign as well!

    Here he is in his repti-moss nest that I made for him:

    And here is the quick picture I snapped of his BP.  You can see his left walking legs tucked back into the shell:

    Okay.....now I must settle on a name for him, as he doesn't have one yet.  I already have a Miracle & a Victory, so I can't use those.  I have no idea if this is a male or female, so I am looking for a "neutral" name.  Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)
  2. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Great news!  :partyhat4: How about Survivor?
  3. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Oh!  You mean the FIRST Indo, right?  Well, he is doing just fine so far.  He has dug his own little crater to sit in.  I don't think he can really dig down completely, so he thinks he is well-hidden.  What a miracle it would be if BOTH Indos were to survive!

    HERMEZ Moderator

    Dec 22, 2005
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    That is a reason to shout YEEE HAWW!!  :teddy01:
  5. justanoob

    justanoob Guest

    Wow that is great news :dancin:good luck with both of them :Good-Luck:
  6. Amie91280

    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

    Dec 20, 2005
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    Good luck!  All I can find around here anymore is PP's at Petco and PetSmart and E's at a smaller store (The fish bowl).  Maybe I need to make a trip to FL to visit Martin and Jennifer so you can take me crabby shopping. :rubhands:
  7. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Sounds like a plan!  We could even head out to Mt. Dora where CrabbagePatch is! :dance2:

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