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Re: Hermit Crabs: DISASTER STRIKES! [Re: daba]
    #1630228 - 06/12/03 11:08 PM (20 years, 11 months ago)

Hey enthusiasts:

Horrible news.

Let me take it from the beginning.
Everyday, I check on the hermit crabs, and one day I found the white one pulled out of its shell crawling around near death. I figured it was sick or something so I placed it in another tub, and into a new shell. I thought it had died so I was planning on getting rid of it later that night.

Much to my surprise, it was still alive, so I put it back into the original house.

Now here is where chaos struck. Apparently, football and the white shell had some sort of dispute, because later that night, I came back to see football pulled out of its shell, abdomen dried up, every limb torn off, and decapitated. I think it's white shell's doing. Football's 50 or so remains still are sitting in the hermit crab terrarium, as its way too grotesque, I'll take pictures later, and clean up maybe tomorrow.

I never knew hermit crabs could be so violent. I mean, football was really, really torn up. His entrails were not even recognizable, as they were all crunched and dried, including his head and limbs, claws, etc. Only thing intact was the abdomen, which was dried up anyway.

Yikes, this is really unnerving. Gives me second thoughts about the serenity of these crabs.



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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: daba]
    #1707905 - 07/12/03 03:41 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Here is a strange twist.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while... this is what REALLY happened.

So as you all know I had three crabs to begin with... white crab, blue crab, and football crab. So, it is true that white was pulled out of its shell, so I placed it in another beige shell, which it took as its new home.

Well, white crab did get utterly annihilated by football, but instead of simply mauling white crab to bits, football took white crab's new shell!

A few days later, blue crab took football's shell.

Weird, isn't it?

Anyways, I added some coir to the mix. Coir sucks, dries up too fast! I also moved them to a much bigger terrarium. They love to dig holes, so the depth the coir added is a true bonus.

I'll post some pictures later...



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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: daba]
    #1708260 - 07/12/03 10:44 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

This is extremely interesting. It's like a soap opera in there! Keep us updated, and please... take pictures!

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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: Little Shroom]
    #1709416 - 07/12/03 06:37 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

that is pretty cool...i saw that football shell and was just liek what the fuck?!?


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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: daba]
    #1711087 - 07/13/03 10:11 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I had a hermit crab in a container all by itself, and in one night all of its lefs fell off and it died. It totally fell apart so i brought it back to the petstore in a plastic bag and they gave me a new one, maybe thats what happend to yours?


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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: funwithdxm]
    #1711242 - 07/13/03 11:33 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

haha, it just fell apart. That's really funny.


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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #1711345 - 07/13/03 12:16 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Self-Destructing hermit crabs...no wonder they're so god-damn cheap.

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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: toned3f]
    #1713824 - 07/14/03 10:08 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Here are some outdated pictures of the hermit crabitarium, more will be coming soon with the coir and shit added:






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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: toned3f]
    #1713833 - 07/14/03 10:12 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

They aren't even cheap in wisconsin. They're like $7 for a pretty small one. They all die within a few weeks while in proper condition, i think they must get beat up pretty bad being shipped here.  :smirk:


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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: funwithdxm]
    #1713839 - 07/14/03 10:14 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

You can also buy an array of animals from www.ebay.com
Live sponges, exotic saltwater fish, live corals, crabs (hermit crabs, of course), koi pond fish (absolutely BEAUTITFUL, check out the crystal clear ones), et cetera...


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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: daba]
    #1831016 - 08/19/03 06:50 PM (20 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

So as you all know I had three crabs to begin with... white crab, blue crab, and football crab. So, it is true that white was pulled out of its shell, so I placed it in another beige shell, which it took as its new home.
Well, white crab did get utterly annihilated by football, but instead of simply mauling white crab to bits, football took white crab's new shell!
A few days later, blue crab took football's shell.




Providing extra shells eliminates competition for shells. I currently have two different sizes of hermit crabs so they will never need to compete for shells.
I got the same shell recently, of the black and white one you have. It looks amazing, and I can't wait for it to change into this new shell.
I commend you, you have a wonderful crabitat... filled with plenty of choya wood!
Have any of the crabs pinched you before? My girlfreind got pinched by one, luckily she was already on oxys :smile:

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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: funwithdxm]
    #1831020 - 08/19/03 06:53 PM (20 years, 8 months ago)

I had a hermit crab in a container all by itself, and in one night all of its lefs fell off and it died. It totally fell apart so i brought it back to the petstore in a plastic bag and they gave me a new one, maybe thats what happend to yours?

A similar thing happened to me. I came home to find a shell, and littered all around it were hermit crab parts... I felt really bad about it, and was about to throw it away... but by chance I actually looked inside the shell and there is was. I was confused for awhile before I realized that it had molted. Oh, and hermit crabs will last longer then just a few weeks if you take car of them right.

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Re: Turn a retired Incubator into a Hermit Crab House! [Re: puscle]
    #5610224 - 05/09/06 08:07 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

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puscle said:
Wanna have some fun? Grab one of the crabs antenna, you can now walk it right out of it`s shell.




Actually hermit crabs live a life of honor, Japanese style. Many crabs will sooner allow their limbs to be torn off then succumbing.


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Re: Turn a retired Incubator into a Hermit Crab House! [Re: daba]
    #5610247 - 05/09/06 08:13 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

Wow

Try marketing the idea

You never know


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Re: Turn a retired Incubator into a Hermit Crab House! [Re: Birds_Can_Swim]
    #5610260 - 05/09/06 08:16 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

This is awesome, keep it up man. Buy more, have a fucking crab-dominated ecosystem. Pets rock. More pictures!!

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Re: Turn a retired Incubator into a Hermit Crab House! [Re: Hawkeye3]
    #5610264 - 05/09/06 08:16 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

this post is from like...3 years ago.


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Re: Turn a retired Incubator into a Hermit Crab House! [Re: Liz]
    #5610271 - 05/09/06 08:18 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

Whoops..taking a look at post dates, looks like SixCee is the perpetrator!!!

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Re: Hermit Crabitarium from your old Incubator! [Re: daba]
    #5610332 - 05/09/06 08:31 PM (18 years, 13 days ago)

you should get them out of those stupid shells

i'm sure they feel like fools


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