How can I humanely euthanize a hermit crab without making it suffer? Would putting it in a freezer be the way to go?
I'm not sure about inverts, but isn't being frozen a horrible death? I remember reading something about that for fish.
Crush it quickly.
I'd suggest stepping on it but the shell would probably make that difficult.
Here's an idea, you subhuman piece of shit, why don't you put up an ad on craigslist, or make a post of facebook, or whatever the fuck it is you do so the poor creature can live. If nothing else, then think about the profit you could make, you sick bastard.
Freezing is a bit iffy...if you're going to freeze you have to put them in the fridge for several hours first and then move them to the fridge.
Otherwise, hammer to the head as fast as you can.
It's the most ethical way to kill many animals.
Dynamite. Over before they even know what's going on.
I once asked how to take care of turtles properly (was watching them for a friend and only got the bare minimum instruction she didn't really give a shit about them), and someone here told me to put them in the freezer from time to time because they like the cold.
Luckily I'm not retarded and didn't do that but the point of the story is /an/ wouldn't even tell me how to humanely care for animals so I don't know why they would actually give you good advice on how to kill one humanely either. Ask a vet or something mang.
Why are you killing your crab?
(I had one that literally walked ontop of a floor AC vent and died within the couple of minutes it was unattended.)
I had to execute a lizard my cat royally fucked over. Chopped off his head with a knife. Also had to kill a fish a friend of mine guthooked. Missed the first time, and stabbed it through its body, panicked and got a perfect shot on its head the next time around with a frog gig.
If its a decent reason, just pick something a do it. Life moves on.