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So I chose to cook shells today and clean up component of the tank. My many active/newest crabs decided to check out the cleaned increase tank and even look at the now clean shells. My crab Dwebble has adjusted between the very same two shells 5 time in the past few hours(that I have noticed maybe more). Is over there something wrong v him? carry out I just leave the covering in there. I know they sometimes readjust back to there old shells yet 5 times in a row? the looks like he might switch again and mane all night long. What carry out I do?
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Re: Crab keeps an altering between the same two shells

Postby Hermias_mom » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:50 pm


Enjoy the show! watch if girlfriend can obtain a great look at his white parts- they typically look nice weird and are practiced to check out out the the shell. Seriously, don"t worry around it. Sounds like he"s having a lot of fun! As lengthy as both shells are great shells (no paint, etc), i don"t watch a difficulty here. I would remove any kind of painted shells native the crabitat as shortly as he gets out of them. Also maybe later, look right into getting an ext shells comparable to the 2 he likes. I have actually one small/medium PP that changes several time a week and sometimes number of times a day. She has actually up come eight or nine favorite shells now. I think part crabs space obsessed and enjoy an altering shells a lot. I revolve out my shells every couple of days/ as soon as a week for this reason she think they"re new, and the fun starts again. My various other female has adjusted three times in 2 months and my male is tho wearing the one he came in (it"s been a month or so, and his covering is super big). Every crab is different.
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Re: Crab keeps transforming between the exact same two shells

Postby Hermias_mom » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 pm


Also, if he"s switching shells, that method he likes what the sees, and his need to readjust shells is being satisfied through the empty ones in the tank. That is not trying come take another crabs shell. Him not trying to take it anyone else"s shell is a an excellent thing.
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Re: Crab keeps changing between the same two shells

Postby LadyJinglyJones » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:46 am


A) Dwebble is the finest crab name ever.B) ns agree v above. Once shells it seems to be ~ new, cabs obtain curious.... And, amusingly, often finish right earlier in the one they began with after a bazillion experiments. I think it"s a great sign, if they"re feeling safe sufficient to disclose their soft bits that often in a short duration - but that is pure conjecture.Also, choose the ideal shell has significant implications because that crabby well bein" in the wild, so girlfriend gots to figure that your crab bring away this decision verr seriously! Sometimes, to discover a pair of jeans that make my target look precisely as I need it to look, I will go ago and forth between two pairs til the sales people are so board that they don"t also care around the commission any type of more. (This is why mine sister, who loves clothes an ext than life itself, will certainly no much longer buy apparel with me.)
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Re: Crab keeps an altering between the exact same two shells

Postby AndyCrabby » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:45 pm


Hermias_mom wrote:Enjoy the show! watch if you can obtain a an excellent look at his white parts- they commonly look nice weird and also are succinct to check out out that the shell. Seriously, don"t worry around it. Sounds prefer he"s having actually a many fun! As long as both shells are good shells (no paint, etc), i don"t watch a trouble here. I would certainly remove any painted shells from the crabitat as soon as that gets out of them. Additionally maybe later, look into getting much more shells comparable to the two he likes. I have actually one small/medium PP that alters several time a week and sometimes several times a day. She has up come eight or nine favorite shells now. Ns think some crabs space obsessed and also enjoy transforming shells a lot. I rotate out mine shells every couple of days/ as soon as a week so she think they"re new, and the fun begins again. My other female has adjusted three times in two months and also my male is still wearing the one he come in (it"s been a month or so, and his covering is at sight big). Every crab is different.
They have all organic shells i was just pertained to that he may be going a little insane lol. And also it to be pretty cool to clock him readjust out in the open. My mommy watched a shell readjust too, she is currently scarred for life lol. I"ve ordered part shells from naples so it need to be fun to watch them check out those! thanks so much
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Re: Crab keeps transforming between the same two shells

Postby AndyCrabby » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm


LadyJinglyJones wrote:A) Dwebble is the best crab surname ever.B) ns agree through above. As soon as shells seem new, cabs get curious.... And, amusingly, often finish right back in the one they started with after ~ a bazillion experiments. I think it"s a good sign, if they"re emotion safe enough to disclose their soft bits that frequently in a short period - but that is pure conjecture.Also, picking the ideal shell has significant implications for crabby well bein" in the wild, so friend gots to number that your crab bring away this decision verr seriously! Sometimes, to find a pair of jeans that make my butt look precisely together I need it come look, I will certainly go earlier and forth in between two bag til the sales human being are for this reason board the they don"t even care around the commission any type of more. (This is why mine sister, who loves clothes much more than life itself, will certainly no much longer buy apparel with me.)
A) give thanks to you, my bf named hima and also I assumed it was the cutest surname everB)Good to know! It to be entertaining to watch lolI know around the jean situation except through shirts! my chest needs to have just sufficient coverage however still look at good, needs to be type fitting yet not tight and also my underarms must be comfortable enough to strech all the means up
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Re: Crab keeps changing between the same two shells

Postby Hermias_mom » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:33 pm


Yea, i agree around the shirts and pants actually. That"s why among my hobbies is apparel alteration, ultimately I offer up and also get the closest easily accessible that I can fix. However then I have this point where i feel I have to shot on all the easily accessible options prior to I do a decision - literally. mine husband is a grab-n-go guy, for this reason it"s been a bit painful for him. And also I require his ethical opinion (yes, really!) of every little thing I try on, due to the fact that if us wait for me to consist of my mind, we will never ever go home. I came to a realization a if back. Over there are whole stores precious of garments that perform not and also will never ever fit me. Like, what room they thinking??? glad you"re not worried anymore about the covering shopping. My super shell-changer loves it once I offer her new shells.
4PPs and also tons of fun in a 29 gallon!Hermia(F), Helena(F), Branch(M), and Tiger (M)RIP Athena
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