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by JediMasterThrash
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 92g Crabarium deep clean
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: 92g Crabarium deep clean

Hmm, i have no idea what would cause a permissions error. I need to find some 3rd party host to use now the comcast canned all their personal online storage.
by JediMasterThrash
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 92g Crabarium deep clean
Replies: 5
Views: 878

92g Crabarium deep clean

Recent deep-clean of the 92-gallon Crabarium and it's 35 Crabizens. One crab was mid-molt but I used my in-tank iso chamber, and after a week he ate all his exo and was returned to the tank. Only lost 2 crabs in over a year, which is around 5%/year which is quite good I think. 50lbs of reused substr...
by JediMasterThrash
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: To Understand Why There Is No Right Or Wrong To Crab Care
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

Re: To Understand Why There Is No Right Or Wrong To Crab Car

Well, maybe "To Understand Why There Is No Single Right Way to Crab Care" would be a more accurate title. Picking nits aside, I think everyone understood the point :)
by JediMasterThrash
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: To Understand Why There Is No Right Or Wrong To Crab Care
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

To Understand Why There Is No Right Or Wrong To Crab Care

As we combine two groups of caring, loving, successful Hermit Crab wranglers, I'm sure there will be some differences of opinion on what constitutes the newest and shiniest in Coenobitidae Care. I want to remind everyone that there is not an LHC way or an HCA way. Or even a right way or a wrong way....
by JediMasterThrash
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Molting Question
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: Molting Question

if a crab molts, the exo will be hollow. The tips and pinchers are a thicker chitin and may look like a real crab leg, but if you look in the back they are hollow. The inner legs and body will be thinner, almost translucent, delicate, and hollow. Additionally, the newly molted crab will be left behi...
by JediMasterThrash
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Spider!
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Spider!

I wouldn't worry about the spider (other than the creepiness), a spider would never be able to kick a hermit crab out of their shell.

Most of us have had spiders in the crabitat before, and besides the creepiness factor, not a real issue. In fact they might help kill other little bugs that get in.
by JediMasterThrash
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Penn-Plax Cascade 300 Internal Filter
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Penn-Plax Cascade 300 Internal Filter

For the longest time, the Duetto 50 was the staple of the hermit crab water pool filter. But it seems to have been discontinued. When my Duetto 50 died, I had to search for a replacement. And it's very hard to find one that fits in the same small footprint, and still delivers good performance, and t...
by JediMasterThrash
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Penn-Plax Cascade 300 Internal Filter
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Penn-Plax Cascade 300 Internal Filter

For the longest time, the Duetto 50 was the staple of the hermit crab water pool filter. But it seems to have been discontinued.When my Duetto 50 died, I had to search for a replacement. And it's very hard to find one that fits in the same small footprint, and still delivers good performance, and th...
by JediMasterThrash
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Added 4 Es
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Added 4 Es

Little E's are like potato chips, you just can't stop at 1, 5, or 20.More than once when I've seen a tank of them I've just bought out the whole tank worth. I added I think 16 tiny E's. They really don't take up much tank space if you have a large tank. I put the 16 tiny E's in my 92g and they just ...
by JediMasterThrash
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Isopod questions
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Isopod questions

15 count is the minimum you need to start a colony. After they breed like rabbits and you get to 100 then you can add them to your tank in batches of 100. You'll probably want 100-200 for a 67g tank.There isn't much difference in terms of care and effectiveness between species, mostly slight differe...
by JediMasterThrash
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Salinity
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Salinity

Hygrometers measure specific gravity, not salinity. The specific gravity of sea water is around 1.025 (1.023-1.026), though different oceans can vary from 1.022 to 1.035.Brackish would be around 1.005 to 1.025That said, Crabber85 is right, I usually make my saltwater a little extra potent just to co...
by JediMasterThrash
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: troubleshooting my tropic aire humidifier
Replies: 6
Views: 327

troubleshooting my tropic aire humidifier

It's not entirely about airflow though. The point of the airstone is that it takes air that would be coming out of a single hole (the tube) and lets it come out of 100's of smaller holes. This generates more contact with a larger surface area of water, and creates more humidity in the air that is th...
by JediMasterThrash
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:39 am
Forum:
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Surface Molter

By out of his shell do you mean peaking out or streaking?Typically if they have eaten their exo and are moving it's OK to put them back. But if they still look soft it might be a bit too early. It usually takes 1-2 weeks after molting before they reach this point, so if it hasn't been at least a wee...
by JediMasterThrash
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Archives: LHC
Topic: Shell advice/crabs made it thru another molt
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Shell advice/crabs made it thru another molt

I've found large 1-2" shells at craft stores like michaels, jo-ann and hobby-lobby.Sometimes the larger shells are in bags on the bottom shelves in weird places, like by all the fake plants. But other one's I've bought individually prices around the other shell based crafts.
by JediMasterThrash
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Archives: Molting
Topic: Ive had my hermits for 2 months and no molts!
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Ive had my hermits for 2 months and no molts!

Only very teeny crabs will molt as often as every 2 months. A large 6 inch crab may only molt once every 1.5 years. And medium-large 2-3 inch crabs maybe every 6 months to 1-year.That said, I don't recommend the weekly baths. If you do, you need to pay close attention to molt signs, and then place t...