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    DAN
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    911 Huge Hermet Crab Escaped Tank

    Help anyone know how lng a hermet crab can live out of the water?
    This thing is a minituer king kong its a large scarlet or red leg
    hermet took the biggest shell I could find to rehouse this lad
    almost as big as the conch I have !
    this bird climbed the rcck then up the side of the over flow
    U tube box & gone .I know he git out because I found the wet spot wher he hit the floor behind the tank stand .
    just not to sure what direction it went after that !just spent the last 2 hours hunting for it .
    anyone know how long they can survive out of water?
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    Hi Dan,

    My 20g tank used to set up at my workplace. It happened on a few occasions that the larger hermit crab would decide to climb out of the tank during the night. We would find him down the hall, a dozen meters away, all covered with fuzz from the floor. So don't panic for now because they can live many hours out of the tank.

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    OMG - I had no idea they could do this! I'd have to check my bed every night if I had one of these
    Susan

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    maybe just put him a little ladder so that he can get back in the tank when he is done sleep walking.
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    Find the crab yet?

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    Let us know if you need to put a search party together...we could form a police line and try to locate the fugitive!! Perhaps his photo on milk cartons might help.

    Seriously though...good luck, I hope you find him.

    P.S. Don't forget to look in the toilets before you use them.
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    911 huge hemet crab escaped tank

    Well guys/gals
    The fugitive is no where to be found as of yet just spent better part of the day in search !This thing is probly half way to
    ottawa by now !!
    Pubber ,Imight just need that search party yet !!
    Just think if it was smart enough to devise the escape plan
    maybe it checked these posting as well might be on its way to
    Flame*Angels to move in the new tank she got!!
    ALRHA maybe send that ladder it might be needed!!
    DAN
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    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
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    Heh, if he comes knocking on my door I'll send him back to ya. I don't like the idea of critters climbing out of the tank! If bristle worms did that I'd never sleep again

    Any of you remember the guy on RC who posted about his wandering octopus a while back? Seemed he had a tank with the octopus in his office and then across the room was another small tank where he was raising some kind of food for him, I don't recall what the food was now. Anyway, there were often times when he thought there should be more in the food tank but couldn't figure out the problem. One night he set up a camera and caught the octopus actually moving across the wall to the food tank, having a snack and then going back to his own tank before he got in the next morning.
    Susan

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    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
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    thats is CRAZY! sounds like the time my wife was wondering what goes on in the middle of the night, and when she reviewed her hidden camera tape she found me sneaking out of bed, tip-toeing to the fish tank and returning back before she wakes up as if i was there the whole time.
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    Hehehe, Alrha's mistress is his tank
    Susan

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