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Old 06-06-2009, 05:42 AM
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Another thing to consider is that if you just got them, they may not be used to their new habitat. One might even say they're a bit traumatized right now. Not sure I'd be too happy is suddenly I was plucked out from my little cage and then carried off some unimaginable distance and then placed in a different cage. So they may simply be rather shy for the moment. After a while they'll probably lighten up and come up. This could explain why you're seeing them burrowing now when at the pet store you didn't observe this kind of behavior. I remember my very first cat wouldn't come out from under the bed for days when we first got him. Worried the hell out of me for a while.
My girlfriend looked something up and said they are probably dealing with stress of new environment. So that sounds about right.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:21 PM
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I don't recall learning about them in school, ask the pet shop or any place that carries them for info or where you can get it. Also a book on them is a good idea
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:55 AM
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A little butter, hot water, and hey presto!

Oooops... wrong advice. Maybe they're just nervous from the move?
Thought the same thing! And of one of my favorite movies!




http://hermit-crabs.com/molting.html

Miguel, maybe this site will help. Seems to be something with molting as Akula pointed out.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:35 PM
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We decided to take some sand out. They didn't mind.

Now the fun begins. This is like watching the nature channel.

Casper molted. And even though I read the damn pamphlet, I still went, "Ah crap! One of them died!" I saw something buried and when I went over it with my finger, I recoiled.

I noticed the shell, and it had something in it. It looked like a curlled up crab but seemed rather translucent. Looked it up. Yep. He molted and crawled right back in.

Here's where nature starts kicking. We had to separate them, because when they've just molted they go through a period of vulnerability, and the other crab will target them for food. We noticed that C. S. Lewis decided to dig up the husk and start eating it (something the just molted crab usually does). So we put Casper in a smaller container, still in the tank, but separated from C. S. Lewis. Lewis! Oh, the sneaky bastard. He is building a sand hill up to the container to get to Casper!
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First time I have ever heard someone being proud of having crabs!! LOL Sorry, too good to resist!!!

There is Emmett The Crab
http://www.crabgod.com/MAIN_SITE/Home/Home.html
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First time I have ever heard someone being proud of having crabs!! LOL Sorry, too good to resist!!!
lol, .
Glad to hear they are doing well tho
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