View Full Version : crab death :[

04-03-2009, 08:48 PM
I have 5 Red Claw Crabs. Recently, for a week and a half I was taking 2-3 of them daily to a local elementary school to display to the kids and teach them about invertebrates. I tried to pick different crabs every day so that I didn't stress them out too much.

The second to last day, I accidentally set their deco bridge down on one of the crabs after picking it up to show some girls the crabs hiding underneath. Two of the little girls pointed it out to me immediately and I picked it up and the crab seemed to be fine. The next day, he sat in the same exact spot ALL day. I did poke him once and he moved, but I didn't really harass him. Then the next day, I found him belly up outside the water on top of their log. :[

All my other crabs are o.k., do you think he died because i smooshed him? :[ I'm ruling out stress only because the other crabs I brought are o.k.

What do you guys think?

04-03-2009, 09:12 PM
Its a good possability it was the bridge! Sorry!
It also could have been sick or old!
How big of a bridge?

04-04-2009, 06:15 AM
he wasn't that old. the bridge is bigger than my hand, and he was kind of small so i bet i crushed him.

aww i feel bad. :[