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by SaPen
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

Yeah she decimates her food bowl every time I feed her, she's one hungry crab.
by SaPen
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

Just wanted to update. The injured crab is doing really well. She's much more active now and eating like a pig. She seems to be enjoying her time in the hospital tank. I'll keep her in there until she molts, but it doesn't look like she's planning on going down any time soon. So I have high hopes fo...
by SaPen
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Opinions on Quikcrete Playsand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1566

Re: Opinions on Quikcrete Playsand?

I am a new hermit crab owner and need advice on how to make the play sand substrate into sand castle consistency. I bought the same one from Home Depot and will need to change the substrate soon - I got the tank with substrate and crabs from another person who didn't want it anymore. You can mix it...
by SaPen
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: small pp in distress - deshelled
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: small pp in distress - deshelled

Did you check the fish section for salt? It likely wouldn't be with the hermit crab stuff as it's usually marketted for marine fish tanks. I wouldn't be comfortable using table salt.
by SaPen
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner In need of Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: New Crab Owner In need of Advice

Yes, please tell us about your crabitat, food, etc. That's the only way we can know why you might be having issues. If everything checks out it could just be death from stress that occurred before he came to live with you, which isn't terribly uncommon in new crabs. Starlite could be molting or coul...
by SaPen
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: 2 new adoptees, OMG beach store "crabitat" *cry*
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: 2 new adoptees, OMG beach store "crabitat" *cry*

So glad they're in your care, and glad the previous owners cared enough to find them a new home. I got my first crab from a beach store down the cape. They kept their crabs in a tall mesh cage, only sponges for water, no substrate, and hoards of crabs in there. I've always wondered where those poor ...
by SaPen
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB HIDES IN CRAB HUT ALL DAY AND NIGHT
Replies: 5
Views: 2363

Re: HERMIT CRAB HIDES IN CRAB HUT ALL DAY AND NIGHT

Two weeks is still pretty new, especially when you factor in the new tank. I just cleaned out and redid my tank on Saturday and one of my crabs has been hiding since. They just take time to adjust. My suggestion is to leave him be, keep the conditions good, and wait. Or do what I do when my crabs ar...
by SaPen
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: does anyone get tired of the feeding?
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Re: does anyone get tired of the feeding?

Yes I do find it a bit of a pain to have to chop up food all the time. I think I'm going to start making bigger batches and freezing it so I can just pop it out onto their dish and be done.
by SaPen
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

Thank you Rebecca. I am going to keep her in the hospital tank, since I moved the other two into the main tank she hasn't really moved so I'm afraid she might surface molt or pass away. She's just sat in the same spot, mostly in her shell though she did poke out once that I saw yesterday.
by SaPen
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

So I did the deep clean last night, it actually wasn't as dry as I was expecting down there though there were areas where it was too dry. I have three living crabs, one of which I didn't know I owned, a little PP, which means I started with 5. So two died, though I only found one body and it looked ...
by SaPen
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

Well here's the thing, I don't know how long they've been down, well at least one of them. I left them at home with my parents while I went to college so I only saw them on breaks. I graduated in May so I've been home since then. In that time I've seen three crabs and I only have four. So two up and...
by SaPen
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Missing lots of legs, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Missing lots of legs, what would you do?

So my tank has dried out way too much, I always struggle with keeping the substrate moist, but I've been afraid to pour water on because I have a bunch of crabs down and previously water logged my tank this way and killed a few very important to me crabs. Two days ago a crab surfaced and was missing...
by SaPen
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Opinions on Quikcrete Playsand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1566

Re: Opinions on Quikcrete Playsand?

I've been using is for 6 years with no issues.
by SaPen
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: how do you get your crabs to not hate you?
Replies: 12
Views: 2135

Re: how do you get your crabs to not hate you?

I don't hold my crabs unless I need to, or for photo shoots. However for just getting them used to you being around the tank and moving around the tank, just take some time to sit and watch them. If you don't want to watch them sit in front of the tank and read a book or something, just so they beco...
by SaPen
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ecuadorians - a third friend needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Ecuadorians - a third friend needed?

That's how I ended up with a lot of my crabs. All your friends are molting? I must buy a new one for you!