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Old 10-11-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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Where's my horseshoe crab?

I recently just ordered a horseshoe crab. He was so little and soooo cute! We watched him sift thru the sand for two days and now he's nowhere to be found! I have lots of hermit crabs and other kinds of crabs. Do you think they could have killed him? Kimmer
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Old 10-11-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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you sure he is not just under the sand somewhere. try poking around with you finger.
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they will stay submerged under the sandbed for days on end..sometimes only coming out after lights out.
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what do you do to your hands before poking around in there? Don't you need to be carefull with the soap on your hands or anything? Gloves maybe? Or just stick the hand in there and go for
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well your not suposed to soap up your hand. and technicly you are suposed to wear gloves. but just wait awhile and watch for him. if he doesn't pop out. then make sure your hands and arms are clean. If it is a tall tank don't wear any deoderant untill you are done playing in the water.
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Old 10-12-2003, 04:45 PM   #7
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My hermit crab killed our horseshoe crab. Hopefully, yours is hiding.
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:27 PM   #8
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hopefully you can find your crab
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Old 10-13-2003, 12:21 PM   #9
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just pray it doesnt get bigger and start tunneling under your live rock. They are best keep in open areas.
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:44 PM   #10
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I wouldn't go digging around in the sandbed, no use doing so for an animal that will just disappear again after you find it.
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