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Old 04-13-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
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How to catch a crab

So while I was away for three days playing GI joe (army) my wife noticed a crab in our tank at night that had hitchhiked with the LR. I saw it tonight and am currently researching it. Also researching how to remove it. I used a redlight to see it. But what I've learned so far is that I can use either a cut bottle which I need better directions or a picture of. Or a glass cup with shrimp in it with it tilted over. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Crabs are cool! Keep it
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Yea got snails as my cuc and most everything I read says crabs eat snails. I would rather not have it. Or as many bristleworms as I have either.
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Sure wish we could ID it. It might not be a bad one.
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Get a pic lets I'd it first. When I had to catch my emerald crab I took a deep baby food jar tilted it on it side and put a piece of food in it. The crab is able to get into it but getting out is another story. The sides are to slippery for them to grip onto. Get a jar that is larger then the crab in question and one you trap it cover with pantyhose and an elastic till you can take it to a lfs. Of course there is no guarantee this will work some are craftier then others but it worked for me.
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Yea tried to get a pic last night but as the phone took It he ran away. Gonna try the glass jar method tonight
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So got my shrimp and got my glass for tonight. One thought tho. How do I weigh the shrimp down?
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So got my shrimp and got my glass for tonight. One thought tho. How do I weigh the shrimp down?
Stick some metal through it?
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Mine just stayed in the jar. Shouldn't have to weigh it down no current in the jar to move it.
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Keep an eye on it if the crab is hungry enough it will go right in it mine did took about 5 mins he was a greedy buggar. Lol
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