Parasite? Need help and bunch of informations

Questions about pests that invade tanks.
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MusaDjuan
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Parasite? Need help and bunch of informations

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Long story short, I've gotten my self a new buddy.
All seems perfect until I noticed that something looks terribly wrong, new buddy has this kind of lesion on its back.

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Years and years keeping hermit crab, this is the first time I see something like this. Is it what I think it is? I do not want to harm and risk my family with a parasitic worm that may be able to infect human. Or is it just an open wound that exposed its muscle? Ladies and gentlemen, do you have any pieces of information about it? Even a chunk will come in handy... I really need it at the moment, Thanks!
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The image isn't showing up for me, would it be possible to link the url and see if that works?


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Post by Sara Cobbler »

Yes, I see it. Not sure what it is- Iv'e never seen that before. Maybe just google parasites on hermit crabs?
My crabs' names are: Angela, Bubbles, Sandy, and Shelldon
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